Separation Anxiety in a Preschooler

Separation anxiety in a preschooler is not as well documented as it perhaps should be.  It is well known to exist in babies and there is plenty of help and advice to help the child’s anxiety. But what do you do when it starts in a preschooler? What do you do when a change in routine causes the issue but…

Help! We’re Applying for Schools

That time has come and I can’t quite believe it. We are looking at schools for Pinky. She will start in September 2017. How is our biggest baby about to start her school career? Where has that time gone? We are extremely lucky where we live as a vast majority of schools around us are excellent schools. We also have…

Festive Pine Cones

In a bizarre fit of insanity I thought it would be a good idea to take the girls hunting for pine cones so we could decorate them. I am not very craftsy. I cannot be bothered with the clear up or the mess, so I surprised myself when the suggestion passed my lips… Of course there was no going back…

The Light at the End of the Baby Tunnel

So there are many reasons people decided they are done with children. We are done with two. We feel complete. We also cannot ignore the fact that my body couldn’t physically cope with another pregnancy. However, there are also some smaller, almost silly, reasons we are done with babies. We can see the light at the end of the baby…

The A-Z of Parenthood

A is for Appetite: How on earth can someone so little eat so much? B is for Bribery: See my Parenting Bribery 101 for more details, in summary this is the daily saviour. C is for Curiosity: Be prepared to answer an average of 8586 questions per day.  Kids are really curious, have google at the ready, a half arsed…