Parenting

Squeezing my girls a little tighter tonight

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

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Potty training day 2: Mission aborted

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

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That time when….parenting made us cray-cray

Parenthood makes you crazy. It’s official. Here are 10 times things have gone just a little too far in our household….. 1. That time when, in those first few blurry weeks of constant breastfeeds and greeny-brown poonamis, I turned over in bed to find my husband attempting to breastfeed a pillow. 2. That time when… Continue reading That time when….parenting made us cray-cray

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Love at first sight? When the firstborn met the newborn.

I’d daydreamed about how it would be. That magical moment when my daughter came to the hospital to meet her new little brother or sister. She’d proudly cradle the new little bundle of joy in her arms and we’d all smile at the camera, a happy little family of four. I mean, that’s how it always… Continue reading Love at first sight? When the firstborn met the newborn.