Monthly Archives: September 2013

When Love Walks Away

For a long while now I have been reading and practicing (or trying to) gentle parenting. In the throes of sleep deprivation and one too many evenings of solo-parenting, I have to say I’m possibly fairly far removed from ‘gentle’, but for the most part I try to see the world through the eyes of my children. I am constantly learning, every day, how to be a more empathetic, calm… Continue reading


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A Schoolgirl, A Baby, and A Mama

The Princess started school this week.  School!  She only just turned three!  When she was born, The Boyfriend and I said that starting in nursery school at three seemed very young, and that we would probably just start her in reception class, as she would have only just turned four, which still seemed so very young.  By the time she was eighteen months, we knew she would be more than… Continue reading


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Pillow Talk

**Warning: This post contains sick-inducing schmaltz**

I just went up to The Princess for the second time since putting her to bed this evening.  She was singing “Mummy Daddy” to the tune of ‘Frere Jacques’.  It was lovely, but loud, and likely to wake her brother.  Again.  And then we had the following exchange:

Me: You need to try and settle down and sleep now baby, it’s late… Continue reading


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