A babysitter is a temporary phase in life for many teenagers (usually girls). It's that phase when you're old enough and capable enough to left in charge, but young enough to not have developed an active evening social life. By its very nature it's a transitional phase towards the end of secondary ... Read More about Babysitting
Last week we were in a park in a little village. I was sat talking to a friend at a picnic bench. About 20 metres away our 3 children (3,6 and 6) were happily engrossed in a sandpit that had a fence around it (so they were hidden from view a little). After a while a woman said to us, "I'm sorry ... Read More about Putting Yourself Down
I've previously written about the fact that my son isn't dry at night yet. I've talked about larger nappies and pyjama pants too. Fairly often the nappies leak at night or more usually in the morning before he's fully awake, so we have a waterproof sheet on the bed. I'm struggling though to find ... Read More about Dealing with Wet Beds
Today I saw a child sporting a dummy as he walked around the playground. I'm not sure exactly how old he was, but it seems unlikely that he was less than 3. It made me feel sad as the dummy made him seem babyish, vulnerable and mute.A few minutes later the dummy was out and it was as if he was ... Read More about Dummies – Is there a time and a place for them?
Is it just me who isn't coping with the school holidays? I'm enjoying lots of time with my boy, but nothing else is getting done. I shop and I cook (nothing fancy) so we can eat, but the house is untidy, not very clean and I don't see that changing in a hurry.I'm tired after long, but fun days and ... Read More about Coping With The School Holidays?