Ordinary Moments

The Ordinary Moments is a weekly feature where I share all the ordinary parts of our lives. It has documented the children’s milestones, days out, holidays, funny things they’ve said and so much more in between. All the posts in the series can be found here.


Mine, Mine, MINE!!! {The Ordinary Moments}

We have got to another phase in LP’s life. A phase we knew would come eventually. It feels like only yesterday we were well and truly in the ‘No’ phase, where the answer to everything was No and even a simple instruction was refused. We have progressed onto the ‘Mine’ phase. Anyone that has lived through the ‘Mine Phase’ knows that it is just a phase. Like everything in the…

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Santa Hat {The Ordinary Moments}

We have a new accessory in our house at the moment. The handbag has been seasonally ditched to make way for something new, something that LP cannot be without and something that goes everywhere with us. LP’s Santa Hat. LP adores her Santa Hat. She would wear it for meal times if we let her and sleep in it if we didn’t take it away at bedtime. Straight after breakfast…


Choosing Clothes {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has always worn whatever outfit I got out for her the night before. Sometimes there was a disagreement during getting dressed but this was down to LP not wanting to get dressed rather than her wanting to wear something different. Recently though I haven’t been getting clothes out the night before and instead I get clothes out of LP’s wardrobe when I go and get her up in the…


Finishing off your Children’s Meals {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s a common ‘fact’ that parents tend to finish off their children’s leftovers rather than throw them in the bin – the last fish finger, mini sausage, chicken dipper – waste not, want not and we eat it. I’ve been known on occasion to eat a leftover cold fish finger, finish off her pasta bake or eat the leftover meat from a stew. I hate waste and as I still…


Teething {The Ordinary Moments}

I wrote about Little Man’s teething hell previously. About how I’d forgotten how bad it was and how our happy smiley Little Man had turned into a child I no longer recognised. I wrote that post on 23rd October and it is now a month later. We have spent the last week on holiday and unfortunately teething hell has made another appearance. This has made me realise that this teething,…


Learning Manners {The Ordinary Moments}

LP’s vocabulary is improving noticeably every day. Each day brings new words – numbers, colours, letters, animals. Each day the previous words get easier to understand and her pronunciation improves. Hearing her speak and construct sentences will always make me smile, seeing how much she is learning is a joy to be a part of. One thing that we have tried to teach LP from the start is good manners.…


Reading {The Ordinary Moments}

After TV turning LP into a monster, we have gone back to only letting her watch it once a week or so as a treat. We had a few days of hell with her after she watched too much TV and we’ve had to drastically cut back to get our amazing Little Pickle back. Since cutting out TV we’ve found that we’re not only playing a lot more but also…