Browsing Tag

raising boys

  • My baby’s first pair of shoes

    Tweet It’s No 1 Son’s birthday today, and it’s a big one; he’s a young man now, with strong ideas about what he wants to do with his life and career and a whole…

    January 19, 2015
  • Being a mum makes my heart sing

    Tweet On Sunday I was chatting to No 1 Son about movies; there isn’t anything new about this, we talk about movies, and TV, history and politics a lot of the time. But when we’d finished talking it…

    November 19, 2014
  • Waiting to exhale

    Tweet Next week my little boy is going on his first holiday abroad without me, or any other responsible adult in tow; just him and a friend. The fact that he’s old enough to…

    June 18, 2014
  • The One where I go on Mum Strike

    Tweet I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to domestic stuff – not even my best friends could call me fastidious. But I do like things to be clean and fairly tidy. Unfortunately, like many…

    August 19, 2013
  • My Fencing Champion

    Tweet For our Lord of the Rings-obsessed son, enrolling him for fencing lessons was one of the best decisions we ever made. Not only did it do wonders for his confidence and fitness levels,…

    August 8, 2012
  • Don’t wish their lives away

    Tweet When No 1 Son was very small and I’d start planning a holiday for the following summer or talk about him starting nursery or school or reaching a milestone my mum would say…

    August 30, 2011