Tag Archives: Lucas

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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what we did: dino land

More dinosaurs! As Lucas was leaving to go to his childminder’s house for the day, I had a flash of inspiration for a no-fuss activity we could do when he got home. I’ve been wanting to invite more exploration of … Continue reading

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what we did: ice excavating

I loved the simplicity of this activity. Plastic dinosaurs, animals and shells frozen in water, placed inside plastic boxes for the scientists to excavate. I really struggle to find activities that work for both Lucas and the twins, but this … 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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adventures in twinwearing

When I found out I was going to have twins, one of the things I was most excited about was trying out slings with two babies. I learned a lot about tandem babywearing during my School of Babywearing peer support … 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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what we did: bramhall park

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living with postnatal depression

  According to NHS UK, around 1 in 10 mothers suffers from postnatal depression. I am one of them. I wrote about my struggle to bond with Lucas not long after he was born. I was diagnosed with posnatal depression, anxiety and … Continue reading

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play challenge #4: paint

I will freely admit that I prefer to leave the messy play to playschool. I generally find it a hassle to set up and clean up, and Lucas doesn’t engage with the activity for long enough to make it worth … Continue reading

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play challenge #4: play-doh

Play-Doh: it’s a staple in any preschooler’s toy collection. We’re pros at making dinosaurs from it, but I loved seeing how much Lucas enjoyed playing with various tools at Bizzy Kids so I was thrilled to pick up a bunch of … Continue reading

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