After years of waiting, the time has finally arrived where it looks like my youngest might be leaving the nest. In September she is hoping to leave for university. I approach this event with mixed feelings. While a part of me is sad to think I will no longer be needed, another bit of me… Continue reading Leaving The Nest.
From the moment our children are born, we as parents do everything we can to teach them to communicate with us. Almost instantly a fight begins to see what they will say first mama or dada and as their vocabulary develops we rejoice. However, one thing you don’t realise as the gugu’s and gaga’s form… Continue reading Innocent Questions.
Okay, maybe it’s not quite the end of the world, but it’s close. At least it is if you ask my family. It all started this morning. I was awoken by insistent nudging and a whining noise. It was the fella. Once assured I was no longer enjoying my slumber, he broke the news to… Continue reading The End Of The World Is Here!
Have you ever had, what you thought was, a really good idea, then after wondered, why the hell you thought of it? I did the other day. I had the bright idea to play a board game, as a family. Don’t ask me why I had this idea. We are not a “family time” kind… Continue reading Family Time: When Your Youth Comes back To Haunt You.
Hello, and welcome to How To Wednesday This is a really easy post to write. How to be a good parent. Simple; change your name to Good and have a child. Okay, I’m kidding. This is really a hard post to write. No one knows the right way to be a parent. Kids are so… Continue reading How To: Be A Good Parent
A scarey thing happened this last week. My eldest child left home. Now she is eighteen and bringing in her own income. She has decided to move in with her boyfriend. He is a lovely boy and I know he will take care of her but as a mother I still worry. Will she be… Continue reading Leaving the nest.
Children are getting very sneaky. The older they get, the sneakier they become and I feel it’s my duty to warn you so you don’t fall into the same trap I did. This post is about my fifteen-year-old. She is normally a great help to me. As I ‘ve mentioned in the past, I have… Continue reading Parents Beware!
Any parent will tell you that they will do practically anything for their children, and it’s true. We will. But that doesn’t stop us rolling our eyes sometimes, and thinking REALLY??? I experienced a prime example of this last night. My evening started with me falling through the door and practically kissing the ground in… Continue reading The Things We Do For Kids.
Last week was an important week for me. My eldest daughter turned eighteen. Needless to say this makes me feel extremely old. It also makes it hard for me to continue saying I’m only twenty-nine, which I’m not best pleased about but since the moment was inevitable I decided to enjoy it. A evening out… Continue reading Keep Up Kids