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
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