Posts Tagged ‘#parenting’

Finding Joy – Clear The Clutter

I gave myself January off, I needed to re-group, clear my head and allow for some family new year decisions to come first. Is anyone else alarmed at how quickly January 2015 went? I can hardly believe it’s February already but I am more than ready to make a start on my Happiness Inspired Project of finding […] Read more…

Growing Up Too Fast!

So, like every parent out there at one stage or another, I’ve been left wondering recently where my little babies have gone! They are growing up too fast, they seem to have been replaced by two actual walking, talking human beings with personalities and little lives of their own! (I know, how very dare they!) […] Read more…

My Happiness Inspired Project

Having resolved to make 2015 the year I bring more joy into my life, I have been busy thinking about what that actually means and how best to go about it. One of my big issues – and one I’d like to avoid – is jumping head first into something and then not being able […] Read more…

Finding Joy In 2015

I really like new year resolutions but I haven’t actually made any this year – well not yet anyway. I started to panic around January 1st that I didn’t have the time to set aside to get things nailed down, then I remembered it wasn’t actually a fixed deadline! I’m usually really good at sitting down […] Read more…

Motherhood And The Myth Of Perfection

If I were ever to openly describe myself as a perfectionist I think most of my friends and family would fall about laughing. Not in a nasty way – it would actually be a fairly reasonable response. I don’t know how to iron properly and I have no inclination to improve – I like my […] Read more…

Festive Family Smiles and Stresses

I sat down to write a post about our lovely family festive weekend. I recounted how we began Saturday with swimming lessons and then some Christmas shopping, followed by a trip to see the ‘real’ Santa at Castle Howard. With sold out tickets booked a the beginning of October this promised to be a magical, […] Read more…

How To Improve A Rubbish Day

    We all have them, those days when nothing seems to go right and life is blah. Maybe it starts from the moment you open your eyes, or perhaps it creeps up on you as the day progresses. However it arrives we all know a rubbish day is a wasted day! I used to […] Read more…

The bizarre and trivial things my family argue about.

After a recent bickerfest with my eldest about whether my colouring in was consistent enough (it was) followed by a mini meltdown between children over whose turn it was to hold the cuddly polar bear it got me thinking that: A. I could quite easily go crazy and B. my family really knows how to argue […] Read more…

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