A roller coaster week of parenting

A roller coaster week of parenting

Life is never dull with my now nine-year old son.  There are highs and lows, as I guess there are with all kids.  At this time of year he’s generally just shattered and over excited with his birthday and then the whole idea of Christmas.  It’s not always easy to keep up with his emotions […]

Now you are nine

Now you are nine

I say this every year, but where has the time gone?  Now you are nine my son, and it only seems five minutes ago that I first became your Mummy. We’ve both had a lot to learn over the last nine years, we’ve both made mistakes, but I think we’ve found a way through parenthood […]

Sporting a new hair cut without any dramas

Sporting a new hair cut without any dramas

Having written about our steps forward on the reading journey I thought it might be worth sharing our hair cut adventures over the years.  My son actually asked to go to the barbers last week to have his hair cut, that’s amazing enough on its own.  But as I sat and watched him talking to […]

An update on my reluctant reader

An update on my reluctant reader

Whenever I look at the recommended reading list from school for a child in Year Four, if I’m honest, I just want to cry.  I feel defeated as a parent, and as a book lover.  I just haven’t been able to visualise my nearly nine-year old son ever getting to the point where he’ll be […]

Bringing books to life with BookTrust Time to Read

Bringing books to life with BookTrust Time to Read #TimetoRead

I’ve been an avid bookworm for as long as I can remember.  I just can’t imagine a world without books playing a dominant role.  It’s a passion that I’ve been trying to pass on to my son since he was a baby.  He’s always been surrounded by books and I’ve read to him since he […]

Project 365 2018 Week 36

The Year Four Journey begins

Just like that the summer is over, it’s hard to believe.  We’ve had a very different summer this year, I’ve worked through part of it for the first time and we haven’t had a family holiday at all.  My son and I have had a couple of staycations with friends and days out of course, […]