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Independent Play

People (often older people) like mentioning that my kids are good at entertaining themselves. That may or may not be the case. Imp 2 can certainly spend a long time staring at a branch or chewing on sand and imp 1 will happily sit in a corner and drop cat food into the cat fountain. …

July Books – Quick Lit

I missed a month of writing about the books I’m reading. Turns out that travelling with two small kids in a VW Bus for a month is not as conducive to reading as one may think. I had packed a bunch of books that I had envisioned reading in the evenings, sitting in front of …

Bedtime routine

You don’t need to know a lot about babies and kids to know that sleep is a hot topic. In fact, you don’t need to know anything about them, you’ll still know this. So I thought I’d write something about our bedtime routine. Maybe it will help someone. Ha ha. So here’s a sample evening: …

May Books – Quick Lit

Maisie Dobbs – Jacquelin Winspear I fancy myself an amateur detective (even though my ungrateful family claims that my detection rate isn’t great), so I enjoy detective stories. I don’t remember how I came across Maisie Dobbs, but I enjoyed the book. It’s about a young female sleuth in 1920s England. She’s a costermonger’s daughter …

The Origin Story

Yesterday I asked my snotty toddler if she would like a tissue. She said ‘no,’ grabbed my shirt, and blew her nose with it. I laughed and wanted to tell this little story to someone – as proud mothers are want to do. But I deleted my twitter account to be more present and everyone …