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…
We did it! First day of school, done and dusted. I’m not going to lie: it was SO stressful – all day I’ve been worrying about Hattie and Joe, wondering how they were getting on and hoping that I wouldn’t have two tearful little kids on my hands at the 3pm pick-up. Yesterday we were… Continue reading School kids!!
The countdown is on: only nine sleeps until Hattie and Joe start school! Joe is fairly annoyed at the prospect of wearing (boring) blue shorts and a (boring) blue polo shirt every day, and Hattie is relieved that the school’s Reception room is so much like kindy that she fondly imagines she’ll be playing all… Continue reading Life hacks for new school parents
Ten years ago, when I wasn’t yet ready to have children, I couldn’t imagine how people reorganised their lives to include the challenges of parenthood. Seven years ago, when we were halfway through the four years it took me to get pregnant, I didn’t believe that it would ever happen for me. Five years and… Continue reading Five years later
Hattie and Joe have been hard work over the past few days. We think it’s mostly to do with the disruption of the past couple of weeks: finishing at kindy; staying at different places; having meals out (many of which I’ve written about on my new blog, Kiwi Café Kids); and generally not following any… Continue reading Kids and jobs
We need to talk about Hattie for a minute. You’ll all remember how she used to run me ragged as a toddler, right? Raging tantrums every day, and a will of iron that nearly broke me. Well, it turns out that her iron will has a good side, now she’s outgrown some of the more… Continue reading The world according to Hattie
Happy New Year! Gosh, so much has happened recently that I have been procrastinating about writing blog updates, because it seemed like there was too much to try to cover (also: I finished my semester and then immediately started working for one of the lecturers, so I haven’t exactly been blessed with spare time). The… Continue reading Farewell to kindy