Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Mindless Stigma Of A Naughty Child

We have all done it at some point. A screaming child in a supermarket throwing an almighty tantrum. An embarrassed mother at her wits end wishing the ground would open up and swallow her. Tutting and whispering old folk commenting that "you wouldn't see that in my day..." 
I used to wonder why people took kids shopping if it was such a nightmare for everyone. Now I'm a Mum, I understand. I have also been on the receiving end of the looks and comments. To be honest, I don't enjoy either situation. Watching another parent struggle or being the one struggling. But then, I don't think anyone does.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Week Three. Halfway Already!!

Week three didn't start off so great here. I think we were all shattered from the camping trip and lots of walking. I hadn't made any plans at all for this week so I (stupidly) thought I'd wing it. Not a good idea. At. All. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

What We Got Up To In Week Two

So, how are we all coping with the holidays? We are halfway through week three now. I am honestly surprised at how well I'm managing. Don't get me wrong, I've had days that have made me want to bang my head on the wall repeatedly. On the whole though, so far so good. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Excited About Our First Family Camping Expedition

In spite of yesterday (which you can read about here), we are off on a camping trip with the childrens centre today. Although I am a little bit anxious, I know we will have a great time and the boys will love it! I will also have support with them which I really need right now. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Breaking Point, Chaos and Other Behavioural Problems

I can honestly say I didn't think I would be writing another post like this again. I really don't know how it happened. Im lying on my bed next to my sleeping princess and fidgety Squish. My eyes feel sore and swollen from crying. My head is gently thumping whilst feeling squeezed at the temples. I feel utterly shattered. The kind of shattered and dazed you feel after being awake for several days but have no idea which days they were.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A New Way To Survive The Holidays

I feel quite pleased with having made it throught the first week of the holidays. Sometimes I get wrapped up in the thought of being on my own with the kids and the idea that it's a struggle all the time. This week has been all about letting go of the thought of every day being a struggle and the slow realisation that it doesn't have to be. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

I Made A Bed!

Having three little people 4 and under is quite a challenge and bedtime is no exception. Sleep is extremely elusive with toddlers and babies in the house. With their uncanny ability to wake and sleep alternately through the night, I seem to have developed parental narcolepsy! I have tried several options over the years and this one might just be the best so far, for my little family. 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Holiday Planner and Other Ideas

If you're anything like me, you will already be fed up of hearing "What are we doing today?" or endless pleading to go to friends houses even though they've been told a million times their friends are away. 6 weeks seemed to loom before me like an endless string of wants. I decided that maybe getting more organised could be the answer...