Parenting

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My Summer Survival Strategy

My Summer Survival Strategy (with my kids!) It might seem like a strange thing to need to a summer survival strategy, but if you have kids, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. At the beginning of the summer holidays last year I wrote a post examining why I find the… Read More »My Summer Survival Strategy

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Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

There are days when I feel like my kids and I are sliding from one end to another on a giant seesaw of sound, trying to stop somewhere in that middle part, just above the fulcrum, where the balance is – the ever present fulcrum of yet another parenting conundrum.… Read More »Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

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If you could Ask for Anything…

If you could ask God for anything what would it be? Fia was asked this question by her teacher on a recent Zoom Sunday School meeting and it was amusing hearing the answers the children gave. “A massive trampoline”. “A swimming pool”. “A mansion”. “Another horse!” They were honest answers,… Read More »If you could Ask for Anything…

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Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now

Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now Undoubtedly times are different right now during the Covid-19 pandemic and we no longer are able to do what we used to do freely. Hopefully all that will change soon. In the meantime, you might identify with this… Read More »Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now

Relish these Present Days

Relish these Present Days Fia is 11 and, being the youngest of my four, is the only one still in the primary school in our village. She usually walks home from school by herself now because she’s old enough, in my opinion, and it’s not that far, but occassionally I’ll… Read More »Relish these Present Days