Weekly diary: ‘You shouldn’t be taking risks with a child on a bike’

Yesterday I was riding with Lady AB in a cargo bike from her daycare to her swimming lesson. It’s a distance of around 4km and taking the bike rather than the car is an option I much prefer if I can manage it. It doesn’t take that much longer, we have more interesting conversations with her […]

Weekly diary: What do you do with a child that won’t listen?

As Baby 2.o grows older he’s becoming more and more wilful – and one of the hardest parenting challenges I’m facing now is how to make him listen. I know that every child has their moments of not listening but I really do think Baby 2.o is above average in the not-listening stakes! On a positive […]

Weekly diary: Travel Bugs

It’s been a week since we returned from our first overseas trip to Japan as a family of four. As we throw ourselves back into every day life already the memories are starting to fade…but I do have some thoughts that I want to capture here. Travelling overseas with kids was fun, eye-opening, inspiring, tiring […]

Weekly diary: Getting Along

After what seemed like a days, months, nay years of never-ending bickering, finally Baby 2.o and Lady AB seem to be getting along! It makes me so happy! Not just because I’ve stopped feeling like a wrestling referee. But the care and consideration that they show towards each other warms my heart. Lady AB in particular has become a […]

Weekly Diary: All the Small Things

This week I’ve been touched by an article by Arianna Huffington, surely one of the busiest women on earth. “There’s Enough Time in Your Life for Everything Important” was advice written to her 22 year old self, and while the article is set in a professional context it had great resonance for me at this […]

Weekly diary: Mother’s Day Number 5

Happy Mother’s Day to my mum and all the other mums out there today! From one mum to another, I want to say ‘you’re doing a great job, I know you’re working really hard and trying your best – and I think it does get easier. Really.’ As is tradition T took a portrait of my […]

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