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
I wanted to share a quick story about my sweet little Joe. Since the kids started school I haven’t done too many drop-offs, because my uni schedule has kept me on campus for most of each week. However, I have been at home on Wednesdays, and have wanted to be a good Mum and accompany… Continue reading My sweet boy
I’m sure people think I’m exaggerating when I say that Hattie and Joe never argue, but it’s true: they really do get on brilliantly, and are very kind. I’ve never heard them say a mean word to each other, and they’ve definitely never hurt each other physically. I’d like to credit this all to the… Continue reading The first fight
Hattie and Joe are learning to read. Every night, we listen to them work their way through a couple of books each, and it’s amazing to see them becoming familiar with words. However, I feel like some of their books could be modernised to better reflect life in 2018. Take this modern classic, for example:… Continue reading Mum is…
Although I’ve mentioned picky food habits with Hattie and Joe, I don’t think I’ve ever written a full blog post on this topic. So here it is: my tried and tested ways to reform formerly picky eaters! . . . HA! Sorry, I crack myself up sometimes. Gentle readers, I have NO IDEA how to solve picky… Continue reading How to cure picky eating!
Well, it’s just one thing after another with school kids! When I dropped Hattie and Joe off at their classroom yesterday morning, their teacher pulled me aside for a quiet word and dropped a bit of a bombshell: she wanted to split the kids up, albeit for a few weeks. If you recall my school… Continue reading Sticking together
So, we’ve survived a week with Hattie and Joe at school! I thought I’d write a very quick update. You could all tell from my post about the various pieces of advice I’d gleaned that I had no small degree of apprehension about the kids starting school. I was concerned that Joe would be a… Continue reading One week later…