Browsing Tag

raising kids

  • The Toy Story effect

    Tweet We’ve been in our new house for exactly a month now, and most of it is pretty much organised. I’ve unpacked, decluttered and everything has its place. Except, that is, for No 1 Son’s…

    January 13, 2015
  • Back from the abyss

    Tweet As some of you noticed, I’ve been largely absent from this blog and social media for the past 10 days. Sometimes something happens in your real life that completely obliterates everything else. The…

    October 13, 2013
  • While you were sleeping

    Tweet No 1 Son asked me last night why I always go into his room in the morning when he’s asleep, and stand there for a few minutes (and I thought I was being…

    September 12, 2013
  • Is this the best summer ever?

    Tweet I loved being in London last summer – the buzz created by the Olympics was fantastic – but this summer is definitely my favourite ever. Not just because of the Royal Baby and…

    August 11, 2013
  • Like the Brady Bunch, but not

    Tweet I tend not to talk very much on the blog or indeed elsewhere about being a single parent, mainly because I feel like a bit of a fraud; Man of the House has…

    June 5, 2013
  • Mother’s pride

    Tweet On Tuesday night we went to prize-giving at No 1 Son’s school. It was wonderful to see the expressions of bashful pride on the boys faces as they left the stage clutching envelopes…

    January 10, 2013