We went to see Zootopia a while back. Great movie. If you haven’t seen it, I’d definitely recommend it for you and your children. There are a couple of scenes that younger children may find scary, so do check first. I find that Commonsense Media is an… Read More
“No, you don’t need one!” I tweeted this conversation the other day. When Miss 9 asked if she could have a phone, that was my reply: “You don’t need one!” She doesn’t. Who would she call? She has a tablet now [bring your own device… Read More
We were on time for school today. Not only that, but we achieved this with no shouting, arguing or repeating “please put your shoes on” until your voice gives out. Feeling a little awesome right now… It’s Nigel Latta’s bedtime ladder – details here. Try… Read More
Feeding a family of 5 on a budget.
Mr 2 is a thrower. If he’s annoyed or upset, something gets pushed or thrown to the floor. Sometimes he does this for fun. My house is a disaster. At breakfast, he tipped out his cup of water, so I put a lid on the… Read More
It was 7 pm and 28 degrees celsius. No breeze, either. The children were tired, but clearly didn’t want to sleep. I attempted to settle Mr 2, but he got out of bed, scowled at me. “Go away, mean!” He left the room, shutting the… Read More
There is a lot of discussion around parents as first teachers. Rightly so, given that a baby typically has a very small pool of immediate carers. I like to think I’m pretty good at it. We do a variety of activities: creative stuff, exploration (both… Read More
So the kids are in bed (not sleeping, of course. Why would they be doing that??) I head downstairs and see that darling husband has the cake out, having offered some to his parents. I cut a small slice and take a bite. “That’s fattening,… Read More