Now before I start my inaugural guest blog post I just want to make sure we are all on the same page with a couple of things:- 1. I love my daughters and my wife more than anything and time away is spent watching the clock to see how long before I am back with them.… Continue reading Why I love my morning commute- Daddy On The Naughty Step guest blog post
“You’re making a rod for your own back”. That’s what they say when they ask about my childrens’ bed time routines and learn- shock horror- that my youngest daughter (just shy of 12 months old) is cuddled until she falls asleep. I know, I know, she should be put down ‘drowsy but awake’ and allowed… Continue reading Why I cuddle my child to sleep….and I’m not even sorry
Today my children have eaten ice cream and chocolate. They have had endless kisses, cuddles and tickles. They have played with whatever toys they wanted- even the ones that take me three hours to pack away when they have finally gone to bed. Their tantrums have been cheerfully tolerated. Chores have been put on hold… Continue reading Squeezing my girls a little tighter tonight
Nothing like a forthright toddler to make you feel good about yourself. While doing the cleaning (which currently happens about once a month these days) I stumbled on some old photos, including one of me and the husband on our wedding day. Now, I’ve never been much of a looker but this photo was from the… Continue reading That’s Not MY Mommy!
SHE HAS SAT ON THE POTTY!! THE TODDLER HAS SAT ON THE FREAKIN’ POTTY!! Yes, she was fully clothed and no, she didn’t actually do anything. But there was definite bottom to potty contact and that’s the main thing, right? There were cheers, tears (me, the sheer relief!), frantic phone calls to the family to mark this… Continue reading Potty training day 3: Back In The Game
Sooooooo……I think our potty training ‘journey’ may be over for now. Today has not been a good day. The poor old potty is lying abandoned in a corner, yet to fulfil its life’s purpose. The Toddler is still completely resistant to the idea of the potty, all things associated with the potty and, now it seems, even the word… Continue reading Potty training day 2: Mission aborted
Why is it that whenever you start to think that maybe, just maybe, you might be ever so slightly getting a teeny tiny handle on this parenting malarkey something comes to bite you in the arse? Potty training. Today we started potty training the toddler. And what have we learned at the end of day one? Potty… Continue reading Potty training day 1: A new parenting low