Thursday 4:52pm The phone rang. “We’re jut on the way out the door” I told my mam and rang off. I herded the children to the car, drove to chess club and dropped one off. 5:04pm Came home and took the groceries from earlier in the day out of the car. Plonked them on the table. 5:12pm… Continue reading Sixty Minutes
Life is not like in the movies. We all know that, but it can be hard not to want to feel like one of those movie mommies who peeps in at her kids last thing at night, tugging a blanket over a shoulder, removing a book from the hands of a sleeping child. Real life isn’t… Continue reading Movie Moments and Feel Good Quilts
When Number Three woke me I didn’t look at the clock. On Saturday mornings time doesn’t matter. I dozed, he wriggled and chatted. When Number Two came in for a quick snuggle, he told me the time, reading it from the digital clock on my bedside table. He knows I can’t read it without my… Continue reading Get Up & Go
“Sorry” I said as I stood at my friend’s garden gate, looking down, swiping, tapping. “I just need to check one e-mail then I’m here”. Tap, scroll, smile. E-mail sorted. “OK, That’s it. Work is over” I said, two hours after I left the office, as I crossed the threshold from footpath to garden and… Continue reading On The Day Job
When I was small we had a book called Frog and Toad are Friends, written by Arnold Lobel. It was one of my favourites. I remember well being read it by my dad and so it is one of the books I bought for my own children. I ordered it in English from our local… Continue reading Books – My Children’s Favourites
At a guess I would say that about 60% of what I intend to blog about doesn’t make it to the blog. At present there are 52 started posts in my drafts folder. There are e-mails I have sent to myself with ideas and paragraphs. There are voice recordings on my phone to be typed… Continue reading So did I tell you about…?
Sometimes I wonder at the things my sons say. To listen to them, you would think that they were being brought up by a male chauvinist and a real girly-girl SAHM. I’ve started to wonder if their apparent sexism is inborn. OK, so their Papa is a big, strong man who fishes and shoots and… Continue reading Sexism – Is It An Inborn Thing?
It is merely a matter of hours till the six weeks of school summer holidays begin. With that will begin Number Two’s countdown to his first day of school. Numbers are a big thing for him this year. We permanently have some kind of countdown on the go. “How many sleeps is it till we… Continue reading A guide to preparing your child for school
About ten days ago I wrote a particulary honest post about how life wasn’t going so well and that we needed to change things to make them better. Over the course of a Friday and Saturday, we – the four of us who can speak – talked, made list and discussed plans, all with the… Continue reading How We Got On With Lists & Plans