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A New Era

I feel as if we’ve entered a new era of childhood in our house lately. Or maybe that I’ve entered a new era of motherhood. I have so far been very resistant to the dawning of gadget-hood, but No.1 son is heading towards 9 now, and has long been reporting tales of ‘everyone else’ in his…

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In Pursuit of Peace

Ours is a loud house. Giggly bundling, dinosaur role play, a 6 year old plastic guitar that just won’t run out of batteries, the occasional finger in a door… three young boys and a slightly hard of hearing husband add up to a brain shaking amount of noise.  Our 3 year old usually leads the din, screaming and stamping…

Homework

Homework Headway

I am useless at chunking techniques and would struggle to know a reciprocal pronoun when I saw one, but I had an idea at the start of this term which is making homework with my 8 year old a far more pleasant experience. We go for a coffee. Ta da! On a Sunday morning, straight…

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Four Years

So, four years! It seems that life as a mum jumped right in the way and I had to put my PuddleMonkey baby on hold to take care of the real live ones. In that time we added another boy to the brood, so I stand here now as the mother of three. All of them…

Stuff & Nonsense

Stuff & Nonsense

Bonjour! Sorry I haven’t posted for such a long time – there has been so much going on in our little household these last weeks that PuddleMonkey has taken something of a back seat. I am feeling suitably guilty now, so while this post is really a bit of stuff and nonsense I feel better…