After what’s seemed like months of wriggliness, Joe has finally lost one of his top teeth. Unlike Hattie, he’s actually got enough room for a big tooth to grow through (Hattie’s already lost her top two teeth, but her face is so little that her big teeth have started growing in crooked – the orthodontist… Continue reading The tooth fairy
Talofa lava from beautiful Samoa! I seem to have developed a habit of updating this often-neglected blog whenever I’m on holiday, so I thought I should share some snippets of our family holiday before we fly back to Auckland in a couple of days’ time. Firstly, we need to talk about the journey. Long-term readers… Continue reading Holidays with Hattie and Joe
Hattie and Joe turned six today. SIX! They’re so wonderful, and to be honest I’m stoked – and somewhat amazed – that I’ve been a mother for six years, and can still speak in coherent sentences and crack an occasional joke. Today’s blog post isn’t a gushing tribute to my adorable kids – it goes… Continue reading Six and surprises
I feel like I’ve written so many times about our attempts to encourage Hattie and Joe to eat like normal people, and as it’s never worked out I worry that I’m now tempting fate by sharing this, but… I think our latest strategy might be working. As I mentioned the other day, we’ve decided that… Continue reading A possible breakthrough
Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’ve had some relaxing time off. We had a good Christmas at home, with my parents visiting. Hattie and Joe were treated very well by Father Christmas and everybody else, and I’ve particularly enjoyed playing with the LEGO they’ve been given. They were utterly knackered after their first year… Continue reading Hello 2019!
So much has happened since I last updated this blog, in August! I’ve started a proper job, initially on a three-day-a-week basis, but soon to be full-time, and I’ve finished and submitted my dissertation, a miraculous two weeks ahead of schedule. I have one essay left to submit before my degree is completed, which is… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s day of adventures
A hundred years ago I wrote a post in defence of TV for young kids, and promised that I’d follow it up with some tales of Hattie and Joe’s favourite programmes. As I’m now supposed to be writing my dissertation, this feels like the perfect time to follow through on that promise. Today I want… Continue reading In defence of Paw Patrol