When I was pregnant there were a few things that I was worried about, obviously there were the usual concerns over carrying the babies to term, actually giving birth (a pretty frightening prospect for a first time mum), the babies being healthy, there was the quite unique worry for a mum of identical twins, would I … More The Importance of Sleep; 5 things that helped us get more
I’ve always liked the phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, it conjures up images of community and togetherness. We had our first family holiday last week and it was the first time for me as the girls main care giver to have full time, round the clock shared responsibility for the girls for 6 full days including … More It takes a village and all that….
There is definitely a predisposition in my family to worry, I think as a whole we would make very good health and safety officers. I am constantly seeing what could go wrong. Now reading that you might think I am an overly negative person but I’m not. I’m an optimistic, glass half full, grateful to … More Feeling the Fear
I’m writing this sat on my garden steps, the birds are singing, the spring sun is shining and there is even just the gentlest wisps of a breeze. The girls are happily cleaning the garden toys after a winter of abandonment and I cant help but think that these are the days. These are the days that will stick … More These are the days
The challenge I set myself to go screen free with tots has so far been a failure; in 1 week I haven’t managed a day without using screens for the girls, not one day. The challenge was mighty and I did not live up to it, which as an over achiever and wannabe A* student I am pained somewhat but from … More Update on Screen Time
I think Mum Guilt wise, screen time is my biggest guilt. Somewhere along the road from a few minutes of bright colours to keep the girls happy so I could go and have a wee or make myself a quick cuppa tea (even though that tea was destined as so many others were to go … More Screen Time
As of about 12 o’clock on Saturday morning I was looking for the reset button for the day. I never ever wish away time with the girls and I’m never not grateful for how lucky I am but by 12 o’clock I was looking for the reset button. The time we have as a family, … More Reset Button.
Last week felt like it was all about surviving. Getting through the week with 2 cranky toddlers and one frustrated Mamma until it was Sunday and Daddy was home and the ideal parent to child ratio of 2:2 could again be reached. This week feels like it has been about exploring, learning and Spring. We … More Exploring Spring