Autumn pledge #1: Set up activities in advance

Back in September I blogged about my five pledges for Autumn, with the promise that I’d report back on how I got on.

First up we have my pledge to prepare an activity for the kids the night before, or even a week’s activities at a time. I’ve done pretty well with this. I prepared a batch of . . . → Read More: Autumn pledge #1: Set up activities in advance

The pressure of child-free time

My epic three-month Christmas work project came to an end on Friday and I’ve scheduled in a week off before I hurl myself into the next one. The twins will still do their pre-school hours, so I have two school days and two half days to myself. In my house. With no kids around. I’m trying . . . → Read More: The pressure of child-free time

Five pledges for autumn

Every so often I find myself making little promises about things I’m going to do more of, or ways that I’ll do things differently. The likelihood of these good intentions lasting longer than the time it takes a child to scuff their brand new school shoes is probably slim but if I write them down, at . . . → Read More: Five pledges for autumn

Ez and Fonz at 16 months

She’s meticulous – things need to be in their right place and she loves to sort and tidy. She can say “tidy” and her favourite activity at nursery is emptying the box of colouring pencils and slowly putting them all back in. Her favourite toy at home is her wooden shape sorter box.

Ez at 16 . . . → Read More: Ez and Fonz at 16 months

Two to one

We’re living in Lurgy Land at the moment, with poor Ez very under the weather. She woke up with a temperature last Wednesday of just over 40°C. I’m much more used to thinking in Farenheit so I didn’t really realise how high that was until Thursday night, so we paid the doctor a visit on Friday. . . . → Read More: Two to one