THE MOMENTS YOU CATCH YOUR BREATH

Do you ever have those little moments?  The moments where you catch you breath.  A few moments between the everyday hustle and bustle and juggle that is life.  It can be hard to notice them when your attention is elsewhere.  Work, feeding the kids, signing permission slips, doing the laundry, mentally writing seven different to-do lists.  Then there’s answering every random question your kid throws at you, and being the keeper of all the knowledge, from where the Lego head with the frowny face is, to the names of all the paw patrol pups.  But if you stop and look you will see the moments.

THE RULES FOR PLAYING CARS WITH A TODDLER

We have a sizeable collection of toy cars in our house.  Between the age of 2 and 5 playing cars was the big one’s favourite thing to do.  If he wasn’t playing cars, he was watching Cars.  I have to say I was a little sad when Lego took over his affections for Lightening McQueen and the gang.  I have nothing against Lego, it just seemed like the end of an era for toys he had loved for so long.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Treat your dad this Fathers Day with a personal handmade gift. We have so many to choose from which you can find here but I have added some of our favorites below. 

THE A-Z OF PARENTING NOISES – PART ONE

The job of raising children is not a quiet one.  My kids only seem to have one volume and that’s full blast.  It’s something you get used to, the constant sounds, the parenting noises.  In fact if you find yourself home alone, as much as the peace and quiet is welcome, it feels odd.  Home doesn’t quite feel like home without the hustle and bustle of small people.  

This is my A-Z of parenting noises heard on an almost daily basis.