9th September 2012 Helen 2Comment

Inevitably whenever one of my kids gets something, the other wants exactly the same! As part of my recent fabric mega order I got a few rolls of pink tulle. The plan was to to make a tutu for my daughter and also our little friend Anna who turns one next week. I had to revisit my plans when my 3year-old went bonkers wanting to know where his pink tutu was! I knew if I made one he’d be in love with it for a while and then the novelty would wear off whereas if I refused he’d go mad…

27th August 2012 Helen

I can remember holidays when I actually felt sluggish from too much sleep. Well that and too much food and drink. Eh, not anymore! This year’s holiday was not quite restful but good fun and a welcome getaway from the usual routine. It was also good timing as we’ve literally witnessed a transformation in our wee girl – from a bouncing baby to a little toddler girl – with an extra serving of attitude on the side! In the space of our two week break, Missy Moo changed so much.  She cut 6 more teeth. Decided she wants to only feed…

15th July 2012 Helen

A post on toilet training our three-year old boy. Last Tuesday, my son – aged three years and one day, announced he didn’t want to nappies anymore. Happy days! We had tried two fairly gentle attempts at toilet training a few months back.  I had read the training books. He had ones with great pictures and even flushing noises! We had a potty and a ladder seat all set up and ready.  I had explained how toilets work.  He recited it back to me. I told him he was a big boy and this was part of growing up. But…

21st May 2012 Helen

We have an ongoing battle in this house as regards bibs! I’m not a big fan  – particularly the grubby, plastic, ‘worn all day’ type, so I’ve probably never really used my gentle powers of persuasion in trying to make the kids wear them! My son objected to wearing them from about one – which is grand but by then he was pretty much feeding himself, so his tops had to be changed most morning after breakfast. …adding to the washing mountain! This wasn’t too much of a big deal when his favourite breakfast cereals were rice crispies / muesli…