Do You Ignore Other People’s Children?

Not surprisingly, I spend a lot of time with LP and Little Man. When the children are at home with me we might do the typical things like going shopping, to the post office and generally running errands before having a couple of hours at the park or soft play. On these normal days the children talk constantly. They talk to me and they talk to anyone else too. If…

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Older Children and Pushchair Judgement

What age should children stop using a pushchair? What age were your children when they stopped using a pushchair? For us, there is no end in sight to our pushchair days and it’s something I thought I should write about. LP is going to be five in August. Little Man has just turned three. So we should be nearly pushchair free, shouldn’t we? Well, no. We shouldn’t. You see, using…

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Children and Gambling

Children and gambling. That’s a bad mix, right? I wouldn’t let the children bet on a horse. I wouldn’t let the children anywhere near fruit machines. I wouldn’t let the children buy a scratch card. But, I’d probably let the children help me pick lottery numbers and, really, if I bought a scratch card I’d probably let the children help me scratch it off. But one thing I always, always…

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Has Pinterest made our Expectations Unachievably High?

When I was a child Pinterest didn’t exist. Heck, the internet didn’t even really exist – and we had the wonders of dial-up throughout my teenage years. Social media is something so recent really, still so new and, like all technology, it is ever evolving. But when I was a child none of this existed. Our home was full of simple things and the only technology was a really bulky…

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Haul…? Nope, Just a Shopping Trip

This post is dedicated to one of the most misused words in the English language – which makes it also one of my least favourite words, one that gets my back up and has the same effect to me as nails down a blackboard. The definition of haul is quite clear. You either pull something along with force – hauling it behind you. Or you steal a large quantity of…

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What’s the Point in Moaning?

At the end of last year I started to reflect on how I spent my time. I don’t mean the school run, working, blogging and housework. I mean the frame of mind that I was in, whether I felt positive, negative, happy or sad. I realised just before the New Year that I would spend time moaning about things and getting wound up about things that either didn’t effect me…

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The Monochrome Lives of an Instagram Generation

As a blogger I spend so much time on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Over the years and months of having a life showcased online I have watched other families growing through the pages of social media and I have seen trends coming and going. There’s one trend that keeps popping up, mainly on social media but in life too, not just within bloggers but everywhere. Monochrome is…

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