Project We: Kindness (or, I Love It When My Kids Don’t Kill Each Other)

I love my children. They are very sweet, loving and kind. This is not just my own biased opinion – this has in fact been pointed out by their teachers at school.  They show a compassion for other children that I think is beyond their years sometimes. Until it comes to each other. Why is [Read On]

Puppy Love

Walking to the car with Pea last week, she looked at me and said, “I’m going to marry Huw.” Well, this was news to me. I thought she was going to marry Alfie when they grow up. I don’t know how much say Alfie had in this, so I’m not sure how he’ll feel about [Read On]

Sunday Confessional: A Matter of Trust

{image via We Heart It} Trust (noun): Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. (verb): To have or place reliance; depend. Trust is such a delicate thing. There are some who feel that trust needs to be earned. Others – such as the case of a child – give [Read On]

The Root of All Evil (or, the Dentist Cometh)

My Boo is the bravest little boy I know. I’m sure my UK peeps are wondering “what’s the big deal”, but I must confess that I am one who needs a hit of nitrous oxide before the dentist can give me a shot of Novocaine, I get so nervous. Yes, we Americans are pampered a [Read On]

Then and Now

My baby girl is growing up. Of course she is. I know this. She has to. But it just seems like yesterday when she was still squeezing into 18-24m sized leggings – and she was three years old.  She’s nearly five…but don’t tell her this. She will soundly argue that she is ONLY four. Looking [Read On]

Locker Room Drama

There are so many things in parenthood that you are never really prepared for, especially as a mother.  One recent conversation that Boo had with the Hubs was really heartbreaking….and a little funny. It seemed like something was bothering him. He finally confessed to the Hubs that, earlier that day when changing after school swimming [Read On]

When I Grow Old, I Shall Wear Silver Trousers

Earlier this summer, the Hubs and I went to see Orquesta Buena Vista  (insert samba dance here) at the Hay Festival. I’ve loved the Buena Vista Social Club since their album was first released and this concert did not disappoint. However, for as fabulous as the music and all the musicians were – they obviously [Read On]