… on a tight budget! By the time we got around to decorating ‘the nursery’ it was a year into our parental journey and Tot was just about ready to give up the super comfortable parental bed for her own room. After the initial terror and even through the face kicking, both Bearded Man and… Read More Creating a Montessori bedroom
It’s been over a week since the new addition to our family arrived by courier. Our kitchen looks a bit like a Currys advert or a page in a John Lewis catalogue; since getting our own flat we’ve gone a little bit appliance mad. At first I was determined to make every.damn.thing in the microwave… Read More Microwave Meals
This Wednesday Tot and I spent a few hours in Dulwich Park with a friend and her baby. I met her when we were both doing Teaching Leaders and this post is partly inspired by some of the chats we had about being parent teachers… When someone introduces themselves as a teacher, the first thing… Read More Teaching: a great job for parents?
Who really knows what they’re doing anyway?! As a special (very early) birthday gift I’ve sent Bearded Man out every Thursday to a life drawing class. So what did I do with my free time? I did an audit of what we have in our freezer and watched a programme about parenting. ROCK AND ROLL.… Read More How To Parent (According to Anne Robinson)
Morning – 7am Then: 7am was not a “special” morning feed, it was probably the 4th that day… or more if we were really lucky. Aside: we are massive hippies who want to ruin our lives forever so we co-slept until Tot turned one… Our morning routine consisted of sitting up, watching from 4-5 different angles… Read More Breastfeeding: then and now…
… we’ve been expecting you. Our first proper day of exploring the autumnal parks was amazing fun! Our dear Tot only really realised the art of walking existed about a fortnight ago but maaaan does she love it. Wednesday marked the first wearing of pair of ‘proper shoes’ (from Clarks with tigers on…!) and since… Read More Welcome Autumn…
While at school, university and now in my “grown up” adult life I have always been drawn to volunteering. I can’t help but remember an episode of Friends (I do find there to be a Friends reference for almost every life event…) where Phoebe and Joey argue about whether or not selfless good deeds exist…… Read More Que ce que c’est le point of volunteering?