Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Playground Accidents – A Baptism of Fire

Accidents happen, even to the most vigilant parents. SPOILER: Everything is fine! It was only a matter of time. My older son (age 6.5) is quiet, thoughtful, introverted. He does move through the day in constant motion, reminiscent of the Duracell bunny adverts – a fact that always perplexed his nursery teacher, who couldn’t understand […] Read more…

How to Organise Jigsaw Puzzles

My boys are both really in to doing puzzles, so today I’m sharing some tips with you on how I organise our jigsaw puzzles. My biggest bugbear is these kinds of puzzles (see above) that just come on a sheet of cardboard and not in a box. However, they are popular and cheap, often available at […] Read more…

‘When Love Takes Its Time’

This week, it’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Research suggests that as many as 1 in 5 women who give birth in the UK and the US each year will be affected by a maternal mental health disorder. And yet, it’s not something that is talked about much unless it’s a celebrity mother hitting the […] Read more…

{Home Tour} Shared Kids Rooms

Today, I’m going to share a little glimpse of our apartment with you. I frequently feature pics of our playroom on Instagram, and have been asked a few times now if I would write a bit more about our kids’ rooms and our decision to split them up as we have. So, first of all, […] Read more…

A Guilty Pleasure – Solo Travel Without My Kids

I’ve written before about travelling solo with my kids, i.e. without my husband. It’s challenging, but fun. Most of the time. Today I want to talk to you about another kind of solo travel which is also fun – the completely solo kind. Without husband OR kids! When I did a search for ‘travelling without […] Read more…

5 Tips for Nurturing Language in Kids

Today is International Mother Language Day, a worldwide observance held annually on 21st February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It reminded me, that it’s been a while since I wrote about bilingual parenting. Although I grew up bilingual myself, and consider myself a native speaker of English, I was monolingual […] Read more…

5 Reasons I Fell Out of Love With Winter

I love Winter. I’m a cold weather person through and through. My unnecessarily large collection of knitwear and wooly hats will attest to that. And unlike most people I know, the prospect of months and months of subzero temperatures and the potential of snow does not fill me with dread. At least, that used to […] Read more…

Another Milestone Mastered

So, I’m back from my summer vacation. With one kid less than I started out with. *Spoiler Alert* EVERYTHING IS FINE! My older son just decided that since he is a big boy now – he’s graduated from nursery and will be starting school shortly, after all – he wanted to stay at his grandparents on […] Read more…

To my son on his last day of nursery

To my Darling Boy – Today I picked you up from your nursery for the last time (or Kita, as we call it here). For the past four years and eight months you have been going there almost every day, apart from vacation times. On some days, you would be waiting by the door, sad that […] Read more…

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