Parenting teenagers or toddlers: Which is easier?
Jun22

Parenting teenagers or toddlers: Which is easier?

For just over two years now, I’ve been parenting three teenagers. Parenting any teenagers isn’t easy. Parenting three of them at once is definitely no walk in the park. Even when they’re good, like mine are most of the time. Teenagers are big and noisy and messy. They argue. They stay up late. But in a few days, I’ll be back down to parenting two teenagers, when my eldest turns 20. Which got me reflecting on 20...

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Saturday is tea towel caption day!
Jul06

Saturday is tea towel caption day!

It’s been a while since I joined in with SatCap, but I’m back and feeling refreshed, with a picture from the archives. My daughter is a little fashionista now, but she’s always been pretty creative in what she wears. This photo was taken when she was 2 and her brother was 4. Is that a tea towel I spy?

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Video camera
Jan14

Video camera

My kids have something new to watch on the telly. In a break from the endless Simpsons and Wii games which usually dominate our winter months, they have discovered their own lives – on our old video camera.The video camera was a short-lived novelty (before iPhones) bought with an unheard-of bonus from work at a time when we were broke. It would have been easy to chuck that money into the pot for day-to-day living, but as...

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Saturday is cycling caption day!
Dec21

Saturday is cycling caption day!

As ever, I stumbled across this picture of my three little ones, (back in the day when they really were three little ones, not nearly as big as their mummy) when I was looking for another picture. It was taken in Padstow, our very favourite place, on the Camel Trail. It looks like a suitably not-very-warm kind of holiday day, as our holidays usually are. It was taken in 2007. Flood year. So, go on, can you caption...

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Getting back
Dec17

Getting back

I’ve read a lot of blogposts recently from mums who feel like they’ve lost their way and lost themselves. They are usually stuck at home with a 2 or 3 year old toddler, completely at their beck and call. They probably expected the first year as a mummy to be hard, but didn’t know it would carry on for years and years. They don’t look like themselves, they don’t feel like themselves, they don’t remember who they used to be. I know...

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