Creepy things my kids say and do

One of my favourite things about having kids is the funny things they say and do. I love how out of left field some of them are. They speak without any kind of filter and as thoughts come to them. Sometimes, I can pinpoint where certain utterances or actions have come from, but others leave me completely ...

I’m stuck in the present tense!

Youngest's latest obsession is a contender to be the most annoying one yet. She's constantly talking about presents. Now, I'll preface this by pointing out that she's not a greedy child at all. Nor is she spoilt. It's simply down to the way things have panned out in the last few months. It started in early November ...

The Curse of the Dummy

Big news. The three-year-old finally gave up her dummy recently. The plan was for her to ditch it before she turned three, but we're only a month and a half behind schedule. As the carnival surrounding Christmas happened in the intervening period I'm happy with that. So another parenting battle has been won but at what ...

Five grown-up phrases my toddler uses

It's always funny, if sometimes a little cringe-worthy, to hear your own words uttered by a toddler. Since cracking the whole stringing sentences together lark, youngest has come out with some corkers. Particularly recently. Of course, she mostly says the kind of things you'd expect from a three-year-old. For example, we still haven't had the heart ...

Five must-haves in our next home

Our house has been on the market since September and, thanks to Brexit, things have been really slow. We've had a sum total of two viewings. Two! We're reliably informed that the market is picking up locally though and have also dropped our already-reasonable asking price a tad, so are cautiously optimistic. We're not going to dare ...

Mixtapes: Five tracks that could also be messages from my kids

Ever since I published my first Mixtapes post last January, I've been meaning to write another one. Well, film sequels often take a year, so why shouldn't music, eh? The penultimate song on that first playlist was one I thought my children would choose. So, following that theme, here are five tracks that could also be messages ...