the sods laws of parenting

The Sod’s Laws of Parenting

If you are a parent you would have most probably noticed by now that some things happen in patterns, patterns that don’t tend to go well for you or ones that make your life that little more challenging and most of these patterns can be explained by one teeny force of nature… your children. Isn’t parenting fun?!

I like to call these patterns the sod’s laws of parenting and here are some examples of the most common ones: Continue reading “The Sod’s Laws of Parenting”

summer holidays expectations vs reality

The Summer Holidays: Expectations Vs Reality

Ahhhh, the summer holidays, the time of year when you get to spend more time with your kids, where routines and school runs go out of the window, the time of year when you romanticise how special every moment is going to be… shame reality takes over eh! Continue reading “The Summer Holidays: Expectations Vs Reality”

Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To

Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To

As me and a friend sat having a hot drink yesterday whilst the kids played our conversation, as always, turned to the boys and what they are now into. Both have suddenly become more grown up and their attitudes and tastes are definitely reflecting this. We were cracking up at one another discussing what shows we now have to endure instead of the far too familiar sound of Peppa Pig and one thing we both noticed was that we had a secret love of singing and bopping about to the theme tunes of these shows they are now watching.  Continue reading “Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To”

you know youre a stay at home mum when

You Know You’re a Stay at Home Mum when…

My life has changed considerably since becoming a stay at home Mum. Some may question my choice but I wouldn’t change any part of the last three years. Yeah, so my priorities are a far cry from what they were when I was employed and I may not be the hard-faced business person I once was when I worked in retail but I have a new focus and, for me, it is the most important one I have ever had. 

Of course, there are plenty times when Continue reading “You Know You’re a Stay at Home Mum when…”

why oh why? questions from kids

Why, Why, Whhhhhhyyyy?!

Yes, you have guessed it from the title, we have hit the why stage and hit it hard. I am going slightly stir crazy this week and being asked what has felt like a million questions is precisely why. How do these stages just suddenly appear? I swear these kids are given a handbook before they pop out of the womb which gives them timings for when each stage is meant to hit– Age 1 get into every cupboard, destroy all you can, pull apart the sanitary towels and look cute doing it. 18 months-2years ease gently into the terrible two’s and then BAM! Continue reading “Why, Why, Whhhhhhyyyy?!”

sometimes I just want to be able to title over an image with a lady holding a cup of coffee

Sometimes I just want to be able to…

There were some areas of your life that you just used to take for granted before having kids. Strange things which you would never have given much thought to, things which are not areas you would have expected to become your issues in the future but all things that once you may have subconsciously enjoyed. Parenthood opens up a whole new world of daily battles and here are a few of the thing I sometimes just want to be able to do… Continue reading “Sometimes I just want to be able to…”

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Why Free Childcare Comes At The Wrong Time

Dear Government,

I would like you to know that there has been many a day where I have sat and wished the time away until my son was three and we were able to take advantage of the free hours at pre-school. On those days when he just wouldn’t nap, when his teething pain had Continue reading “Why Free Childcare Comes At The Wrong Time”