Reclaiming the bedtime routine

Since day dot, we’ve been religious about bedtime routines and stories but somewhere along the line, over the last few months, it has fallen by the way side and we’ve dropped the ball. We’ve always put all three children in bed at the same time but, because of various extra curricular activities and them generally just being bigger, the routines have changed to adapt to that. Ben and Chloe often put themselves to bed when they get home from dance / swimming / Cubs… They don’t need me to go help them put their pj’s on, sort their school uniform or tuck them in. They are quite happy to read to themselves and turn off their light at the right time. And somehow this has fed through to Amy. There’s no way when Ben or Chloe were five I’d have expected them to put themselves to bed but often we…

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This too shall pass

This too shall pass

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen me say recently that Amy has been testing our patience somewhat.  I had fully … View Post
Siblings – January 2019

Siblings – January 2019

I almost forgot to do the first Siblings post of the year!  I just hadn’t clocked the date, despite having had the photos … View Post
A Weekend Update – Maximo Park, Saturday Mash Up and a Surprise Birthday Party!

A Weekend Update – Maximo Park, Saturday Mash Up and a Surprise Birthday Party!

I started to write a really long caption on instagram about our weekend and then realised that perhaps I actually just needed to write … View Post
Sixteen Goals for 2019

Sixteen Goals for 2019

Although we’re now a full week into the new year, I’m only just putting my goals down on paper (so to speak!) … View Post
Top 7 Tag for 2018

Top 7 Tag for 2018

My lovely friend Jane from Hodgepodge Days tagged in me in the Top 7 Tag which features: Your Favourite 7 Posts from 2018. They can be any … View Post
Me and Mine – December 2018

Me and Mine – December 2018

It’s been ages since I’ve published a Me & Mine post, in fact it’s a whole year ago!  I can’t … View Post