Lets go search for puddles to jump in. That was all the twins wanted to do recently and after spending nearly a whole hour the previous day skimming stones, well I cannot skim stones ,that skill belongs to my husband, so it was more like the three of us throwing stones into a river and... Continue Reading →
Where were we? when kids interrupt mid conversation.
I made the mistake the other day of trying to have a conversation with my husband during the witching hour. I had my calculator and paperwork in hand. yes I know you are already saying she is a mad woman and yes I reluctantly hold my hands up, what were we actually thinking! It wasn't... Continue Reading →
My fears for my children in an always on world.
The school bell rings and no matter what fun or drama I faced in school that day, as I packed up my bag, put on my coat and walked out the gates to either cycle or catch the bus home, my day was over. Putting my key in the front door and entering my childhood... Continue Reading →
Passing on good habits to our children. Being body positive.
I have always loved looking back through old photo albums. Looking back on holidays from my early childhood days, days long forgotten yet I always smile as I look at not only my parents baby face but of mine too. Of day-trips taken and ice-creams eaten, my only cares in the world were how many... Continue Reading →
Letting go of my babies, to the outside world anyway.
My Mam played me an Abba song recently called "Slipping through my fingers". I never watched Mamma Mia, hence I haven't been privy to its revival in recent years but this song sucker punched me. The moment as I lay on the bed bedside my Mother, listening to this song, as we both got caught... Continue Reading →
The battle of the dodee. Do they stay or do they go?
We had a visitor to our house on New year's day. He was expected by the twins but they were not too happy to hear that he had indeed arrived and fulfilled his exchange. The exchange was they give up their dodees ( soothers ) after he (Santa) had left them big bicycles as an... Continue Reading →
Pre-school life lessons and heartbreaks
Mammy, "Mary" wouldn't talk to me today in playschool, I wanted to play with her and she wouldn't play with me. My heart broke a little when I saw my beautiful pre-schooler daughter's little face, lip turned down with sadness in her eyes as she explained to me how her day went that day. I... Continue Reading →
Sleep deprivation and the power of naps.
Looking back I should have realised when in the latter stages of my twin pregnancy, the crazy dreams, endless trips to the toilet and insomnia began, that my relationship with sleep was about to change forever. Over three years later and I still haven't forgiven Mother Nature for robbing me of the last full nights... Continue Reading →
He said,she said-Dressing the kids
I am delighted that I got to have a healthy discussion/debate with the other half on dressing the kids,thanks to Ross from @Thestentedpapa. It will probably come as no surprise to those who follow my Friday fashion series that I have a serious kids clothing addiction! My husband on the other half was in a... Continue Reading →