Toddlers go through many changes to their sleep patterns. The latest scary development in our house was Curly’s total resistance to any day sleep at all. Continue reading
I had one of those moments today. Continue reading
I recently came across a blog/website/facebook page which provides great advice for managing sleeping problems with babies and toddlers. Continue reading
I’ve been having some what of an identity crisis lately. It’s been three years in the making. You see I’m an artist, I need to create, to put charcoal to paper or paint to canvas. I need to create music on my guitar and play undisturbed until my tank has been filled. But when I pursue these things they overwhelm me to the exclusion of all else…and that used to be a wonderful thing. I could lose myself for hours and come out the other end satisfied and brimming with energy to take on daily life. I have two children now, suddenly time for myself has become like a fleeting interval to the great musical that is motherhood. Continue reading
We are a materialistic, consumerist culture. I’ve noted these traits in myself, I fight it at every turn, and sometimes I forget. I scour Pinterest or watch Reno Rumble coveting every glamorous or trendy thing I see. I look around my home and see what could be but isn’t. I look in the mirror and imagine having the money to visit the hairdresser every six weeks, how much better I would feel if we just had the money to do it all.
It gets worse. Continue reading
I’ve created another new page (here). A tongue in cheek glossary of parenting words you’ll need to know if you intend to spend anytime on google.
The ease and convenience of disposable nappies have been a guilty indulgence for me as a parent. Every time I put that nappy in the bin, so conveniently out of sight and out of mind, a little piece of me (the ethical part) shrivels up. Continue reading