Pick Your Battles

We’ve had a bit of a rough week at our house; home-school started again while Frank’s class was self-isolating, the boiler is playing up, the weather turned to drizzle and a furry visitor from next door decided to invade. We found ourselves a bit frazzled and quick to temper; and then Conrad reminded me ofContinue reading “Pick Your Battles”

Covid Roadmap for Kids – Lets Take It Slow

I have experienced pressure to commit to plans now we are ‘allowed’. But even if other people can’t understand it, or feel disappointed, you have to do what is best for your family.

Pandemic Gaming

It’s Friday night and I’m spending it drinking beers, listening to music, and chatting to Rai, over in the tropical island of Mauritis, and Kylar, who is sat in his flat in Sweden. I’m also running around Azeroth questing for the Horde, or more accurately, my character is. This isn’t how my Friday nights usedContinue reading “Pandemic Gaming”

Why I Need Some Child-Free Time

There are many parents out there that don’t need a break from their children. I am not one of those parents. This weekend I’m having an overnight stay without the kids, and I can’t bloody wait. I need this time to miss them. I love the feeling of being excited to see them again andContinue reading “Why I Need Some Child-Free Time”

Getting Ready For School (again)

My four year old, Frank, will be heading back to school on the 8th of March with millions of other children that have been learning at home. With one week to go, what do we need to do to prepare? Well, first off, where is their uniform?! It seems like an age ago I tuckedContinue reading “Getting Ready For School (again)”

Homeschooling – What has Mummy Learnt?

I’ve only completed one half term of homeschooling because my little boy, who turned four last July, only started school in September. I was not prepared; possibly because I am naive or wasn’t paying attention, or possibly because the Government repeatedly told us schools would stay open. Anyway, here’s what I’ve learnt so far… AlwaysContinue reading “Homeschooling – What has Mummy Learnt?”

Pandemic Parenting

In Feb 2020 I was at a brilliant wedding (without the kids, which is always a bonus)! We were all crowded together for a big picture, the exasperated photographer urging us to move in closer together to get us all in. Later the groom did a DJ set and we all packed on to theContinue reading “Pandemic Parenting”