How to make sure that your kids are protected in the future

When you are young and don’t have any kids, you don’t really have anyone relying on you, except your partner and your immediate family perhaps. Of course, when you do have kids, you realise just how much these young people depend on everything that you do to survive. So, what would happen to your kids if something were to happen to you? While this isn’t something that many people like thinking about, it is an important consideration.

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Little White Lies of Parenting…the blogger edition

Back in January 2017 I hit publish on a post…“The little white lies of parenthood”. It’s occurred to me that as I’ve continued on my journey of raising girls, I’ve raised a few more urban myths along the way.

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First Time Parent

In the last few weeks there have been babies babies everywhere in my world. It’s so lovely to see and hear of all the scrumptious new bubbas arriving, and to fall in love with some new little people who will be such a big part of our lives.  more “First Time Parent”

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Parenting: The ‘two hour window’ stage

Once upon a time, I was a new Mum, at home on maternity leave. Free from the ties of any particular schedule, and the landmarks of the early days centred around the time my husband left for work, and came home again.  Those days seemed to last forever, and on occasion the days when the dreaded text would come in ‘stuck at work’ or ‘trains are screwed’ were pretty much the worst. more “Parenting: The ‘two hour window’ stage”

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It’s not nice to have favourites…

…can someone please explain that to my children?

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about a preference for one of my two kids. That would be pretty brutal wouldn’t it? It would draw some views for the shock factor, sure, but no – it’s not me who’s displaying the signs of favouritism, it’s our girls.

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All Change, All Change

When I started writing the blog back in June last year, my About Me page descried myself as a mother of a toddler and a baby.

With Dangermouse being so tiny, it’s been easy to cling on to the baby stage that extra bit longer than we did with Tigs, especially as she is maybe definitely probably our last baby.

So now, just seven months or so later, I have come to realise that I am no longer the mother of a baby and a toddler; I am the mother of a [different] toddler and a child.
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The unreasonable demands of parenting

Do as I say, not as I do.

That pretty much sums up my parenting technique lately. Must be pretty confusing for those little minds, when you think about it. Spending all day watching us doing  a lot of preaching, but not a lot of practicing.

There is just so much that we (I) expect them to do, which frankly, I wouldn’t expect myself or any sane adult to do…In fact, us parents can, at times, be big giant hypocrites to those little peeps.
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When to ditch the monitor?

Disclaimer 1: This post has nothing to do with minions

Disclaimer 2: Not likely to be a groundbreaking read, in fact if you don’t have kids, stop right here.

We moved little Baby G into her own room at 6 months, just 4 months ago. (Have you figured how old she is yet?!).

The thing is, things aren’t going so great. She goes to bed amazingly by 7 every night, and sleeps… ‘Like a baby’ until the nanosecond I get into my own bed and close my eyes. Then, she’ll wake every hour or couple of hours till the morning.
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Toddler Hair Envy

Thanks Becky over at cuddle fairy  for inspiring me to crack on with this post that’s been burning a hole in my blog-pocket. Her post taught me yesterday I need to invest in a  Tangle Tamer. Heres why…

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‘I am the mum who’… inspired by Laura Summer, Blogging 101 homework!

So today’s blogging 101 homework challenged me to write a blog inspired by another blogger, which I commented on yesterday. I read many, but this one stuck in my mind, from, Laura’s lovely blog. It’s a fun meme on what kind of mum she is which she was nominated for by another blogger. I’ve seen a few of these ‘chain letter’ style blogs now and they are a great way to get your blog out there, and get introduced to new great writers.

Laura’s blog got me thinking. What kind of mum am I?
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