Tag: parenting

August Books – Quick Lit

August is heavy on the parenting books. I did read another Louise Penny book but didn’t want to spend the entire year catching up on her novels and so I got sucked down the vortex of parenting books. There are, surprisingly, worse things to read. Simple Happy Parenting – Denaye Barahona I don’t think we …

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. …

Six months of Du and Mimi

Two months of travelling and BOOM, suddenly imp 2 is turning six months already. I’ll try to write a recap of our travels, but the short version is: one month in a VW bus, one on a German island. And imp 2 slept through pretty much all of it. It seems fitting that we’re ending …

Cooking with littles

Toddler hand pouring orange juice

I’ve been trying to involve Imp 1 more when I do housework. Much to my dismay, most of the housework still gets done by me and while I find it very regrettable and unnecessary that we are modelling these kinds of gender roles to our kids, the alternative is living in utter chaos (as opposed …

No phone zone

Husband and I suck. We spend way too much time on our phones (though considering that he’s Israeli he’s really quite good at turning his phone silent and putting it aside) and we take them with us everywhere. He is worse than I am, which he will deny, but he’ll also deny that about housekeeping …

Parenting myth: spoiling a baby

Imp 2 was born at home. We had a list of things we needed to buy and organise. Honestly, if that list had been your only clue, I’m not sure if your mind had jumped to home birth or murder. We needed plastic foil and large rubbish sacks and a whole manner of suspicious things. …