Category Archives: Baby T

but i’m not very good at it

Recently, our six-year-old son has started commenting that he isn’t very good at specific things. On the list so far are football, drawing, and art in general. He is unemotional when he says this; he’s just stating what he considers … Continue reading

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dear eldest, i miss you

It started while I was pregnant. Confined to the house, if not to bed, our just-the-two-of-us world was interrupted out of necessity. I railed against it, did too much, because I wanted to be with you and make the last … Continue reading

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´╗┐about a boy

Lucas, on the eve of your first day of school. I write about you, my darling boy, and I could fill pages upon pages. You can be infuriating, challenging, frustrating. You are kind, thoughtful, inquisitive, clever. You teach us how … Continue reading

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savouring the moment

I was talking with a friend last week, whose eldest daughter starts primary school this month. I asked her the usual questions – how are you feeling about it? will you miss her? – and her reply really got me … Continue reading

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the brown-eyed boy who changed my world for good

Last week our eldest child turned three. Every parent says it – I can’t believe how quickly time passes now that I have children. I’m concurrently waiting impatiently for whatever phase they’re going through to pass, and wanting time to … Continue reading

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play challenge #3: apps

Lucas really loves playing with my iPad and we have several games for him, mainly CBeebies and Lego-based. At his playschool review last week, I learned that the EYFS includes a technology component so I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

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play challenge #2: snow day

Outside Last week we had some pretty serious snow falling, and it actually stuck for a change. It’s usually much too wet here for snow to stick, but we had a couple of inches fall in a short period. Of … Continue reading

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play challenge #1: water

This year I’d like to do more organised play with Lucas. Too often I find myself at a loss as to how to entertain him, and falling back on the TV or his toys. I have so many ideas Pinned, … Continue reading

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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lucas’s birth story

I wrote this not long after Lucas was born, but I realised I hadn’t shared it on here yet. It’s not as positive a story as the twins’ birth, but I think it’s important to share because that day, almost … Continue reading

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