Thank you for not sharing….

As your children start to get older, and begin to really interact with their little friends, so too comes the inevitable minefield that is ‘proper behaviour’ – most specifically sharing and playing nicely – and all the adult expectations that come along with it. Sharing is one of the most challenging things I’ve come up against as…

Stop being childish…?

Sometimes, when you’re talking to your children, it’s easy to use certain phrases that you hear every day or have heard other parents use, without really thinking about them. I can often be talking to Munchkin and say something, that, with hindsight, was completely stupid, unhelpful, misleading, confusing or plain daft. Phrases, sentences, questions come…

Hide & Seek…

Or, 24 things I have had to hide from my toddler today… So, we are at the Beady Little Eyes phase of toddlerdom at the moment. Munchkin wants everything all the time, even at the most inopportune moment, naturally – and has developed a razor-sharp sniper vision for spotting some teeny-weeny corner of something she simply-must-have-right-now-absolutely-now-or-the-whole-world-will-implode….

Easter traditions

Last year, when Munchkin was about nine months old I wrote about how I wanted to start marking seasonal holidays and events throughout the year in a way that becomes an annual family tradition. This year it’s been all about colours from these wonderful baskets that I snagged here (can you believe it?). Pop a few…

Pure joy…

Seeing the world through tiny eyes… Sometimes it takes your child to make you just stop and marvel at the wonderful simplicity of the world around you… Running down a quiet lane… The soft golden coat of your new best friend… First bubbles… Scrunchy leaves underfoot… Jumping into a heap of pillows… Settling in with your…

Wellies and such things…

If this was a fashion magazine, I’d be calling this ‘transitional wear’… …as it is, it’s just a bloody marvellous polka dot coat…(£1.95 from a charity shop, thank you very much)… And a fabulous pair of wellies… (£10.99 H&M) Does it get any better? Puddles to splash in, whole worlds to discover…  

October: happy times together…

A lovely month with Munchkin.She’s really starting to show her character, very smiley and friendly, she loves other babies, giggles away at them. Autumn is beautiful here, so there’s been plenty of seasonal walks and sights to see, and many new outfits to showcase…   This month we did this…. Saw the autumn colours at…