Remembering Classic Books From Childhood.

"That's going to cause bad dreams," I thought, after pulling this school library book from Freya's bag. We've got into a nice routine at bedtime where Mark reads her four books of her choice before snuggling down for Guess How Much I Love You. I actually flinched when I heard her request the new book last … Continue reading Remembering Classic Books From Childhood.

Have we lost the ability to stop in a busy world?

How my friends with older children didn’t laugh at me I will never know (other than they are lovely). “I’ll have plenty of time soon,” I said confidently. “When Freya’s at nursery two mornings a week.” What they already knew, of course, is that there is never enough time. Fast forward four months and I’m laughing at … Continue reading Have we lost the ability to stop in a busy world?

The Nursery Diaries – Week Six, Term One.

  We made it. We have officially broken up for half term, which means we have survived the first weeks of nursery – and relatively intact too. It’s been an interesting time. In most respects it has gone far better than I thought it would but there have been some unexpected downsides. On the plus … Continue reading The Nursery Diaries – Week Six, Term One.

Nursery Diaries – Week Four, Term One.

Parenting issues often seem to crop up in the most unexpected places – or at least that’s my experience so far. Take week four at nursery. One day Freya came out of her classroom wearing a sticker which said: “Today’s special person". Cue celebrations. Lots of “I’m really proud of you”, “You’ve done so well”, “Let’s take … Continue reading Nursery Diaries – Week Four, Term One.