On Monday I talked about leaving my job and choosing to stay at home with the kids. I haven’t fully come to terms with my new role in the family yet. I still have days when I feel like I’m lazy, like I should be doing more. Days when I feel crappy for not bringing in… Read More At Home Full Time: Why I Chose What I Thought I Never Would – Part 2
Last month I quit my job. My legit reason for doing so, as most of you will know, is because we moved 100 miles across (and down a bit) the country. The official line is that once the new school term starts, Amelia gets back into nursery, and we get Christmas out of the way… Read More At Home Full Time: Why I Chose What I Thought I Never Would – Part 1
I’ve never really liked the idea of the naughty step. It’s always kind of seemed to me like banishing a child for having emotions. Sometimes, though, removal from a situation isn’t a bad lesson to learn; in the adult world certain behaviours will actually get you banished from places. Some behaviours will get you segregated… Read More Gentle Parenting: The Calm Down Corner
Bank Holidays before I had kids always gave me this magical feeling that anything was possible. Inevitably, though, I ended up lounging around in bed until noon then basically wasting the day trying to think of cool and interesting things to do with myself. Those days are well and truly over, and quite frankly I… Read More Bank Holiday Family Fun Ideas: West Country
At the risk of going all Stepford on you (which you should by now that I am not), I want to talk about an inevitable part of life that most of us hate but literally NEVER goes away. You guessed it non-Stepford friends; the dreaded housework!