Exciting times!

When you are eight years old… Life is exciting…. Life is fun…. Life is full of boundless opportunities…. That’s the way it should be, that’s what childhood is all about. I remember coming to the realisation in my teens that the world may not be as kind as I had originally thought.¬†As your general awarenessContinue reading “Exciting times!”

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The goodbye kiss!

Nothing really prepares you for your baby, the youngest baby in your nest starting school. So that moment when my baby started school was an emotional one…I can honestly say I really didn’t want him to go! Why? I knew he would be absolutely fine. He’s such a bright little chap and although not keenContinue reading “The goodbye kiss!”

Top ten tips for living in a household of boys……..

I’m lucky enough to share my home with 3 boys, one 4 year old, one 8 year old and one 41 year old. Here’s my top tips on living with a household of boys…… 1. Remember to check the toilet for signs of boys every time you visit the loo. This is essential as it’sContinue reading “Top ten tips for living in a household of boys……..”

The summer hols have landed…………..!!

The summer holidays have officially landed in our house….I love having my boys at home, sharing precious moments that will become fond memories when they (and indeed I) are older. However, when Bam is home, it means 24/7 entertainment. OK, so I’m exaggerating, he does sleep, but only for about 7 of those hours….How doContinue reading “The summer hols have landed…………..!!”

Preparing for battle…

Tonight I’m preparing for battle or at least that’s how it feels. Any parent understands that sometimes you have to go into battle for your child. In whatever shape or form that takes, it’s inevitable that it WILL happen. I’m a fairly quiet person that tends to put other people’s happiness before my own thereforeContinue reading “Preparing for battle…”

Erm, not very good for the environment?

On a bright sunny, yes sunny, day we head to a beautiful country village with some friends. We had a lovely day with the children running through fields, rolling down hills and paddling in streams. Following a lovely picnic, we head to the gorgeous village pub for a drink (not an alcoholic one, although laterContinue reading “Erm, not very good for the environment?”

ADHD medication – friend or foe?

How do you go about making the really difficult decision about whether or not to put your son on ADHD medication? It’s something that we have grappled with for a long time (over a year) Doctors at the hospital have recommended it a few times but we have confidently declined. It feels like admitting defeat,Continue reading “ADHD medication – friend or foe?”