When you think about it Halloween is kind of strange. This year was particularly strange because we weren’t sure what the protocol for trick or treating in a pandemic was.
Seventeen long weeks ago the Irish government made an announcement that all shools and crèches would be closed from the next day to prevent the spread of coronavirus (now known more commonly as covid-19). I grabbed my laptop and headed home from work expecting to be out for a few weeks, but weeks turned to… Read More Back in creche after lockdown
Ever since I returned to work after maternity leave I have dreamt of how great it would be to work from home. I pictured myself in a perfectly styled home office, eating healthy lunches and then picking my daughter up from creche 5 minutes after finishing work with plenty of time to play in the… Read More Working from home
I like to share the stupid parenting mistakes I make, in the hope it prevents someone else doing the same dumbass thing. This one is so amateur, it’s the sort of thing I read about other parents doing and laughed, and smugly thought I’d never do that…but yes here we are…this weekend my 2 year… Read More The day my toddler locked herself in the bathroom
Sofa shopping with a toddler is fun, if you like an adrenalin rush as they run off down the aisles to climb on a coffee table. I’d never realised how many glass and marble tables there are artfully arranged with breakable vases in furniture shops until now. My little girl wanted to climb on everything,… Read More New sofa for jumping
Today we are taking down the Christmas tree, and searching under furniture for all the scattered decorations, as it’s time to pack it all away until next year. My husband has taken our daughter out so I can do it on my own, because I know she will be most upset it is going. She… Read More A magical Christmas tree
A lot of people are trying to cut down on disposable plastics, but we recently had a stark reminder why disposable and convenient isn’t always a good thing. We had nipped in to a Starbucks for lunch and got a couple of cheese toasties for the adults. I was prepared (for once) and my little… Read More Plastic mum fail
Of all the milestones your hear about, I never expected first school bag to be significant. However my little girl has started taking her first school bag to creche and it makes her seem so much more grown up. When creche first asked me to start sending her in with a bag I was a… Read More What’s in your school bag?
How toddler proofed is your house?We didn’t go overboard with protection, just a bit of foam around the fire place, a few cupboard locks and moving lots of things to high shelves. It seems to be enough that we can let our toddler roam and not need to intently study every movement.I hadn’t realised how… Read More A toddler proofing adventure
I never realised Wheels on the Bus could be such a controversial song until it became my toddlers favourite sing a long song. For those that don’t know it the song has a catchy tune and follows the simple repetive formula… The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and… Read More What’s on the bus?