As the tenth anniversary of my very first labour arrives, I am very mindful of this quote by Gretchen Rubin, “The days are long, but the years are short.” As a parent, I don't think there has ever been a more apt description of the special fluidity of time that engulfs you and your child. … Continue reading A decade ago
Over this past Christmas and New Year I spent some of my quiet time reading Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen. I was looking for more ideas on how to positively interact with the small Oh Wailys. I found a few new ideas and met some old favourites. While the book is a bit of a mish-mash … Continue reading Family Meetings
Herding cats anyone? That's probably a lot easier than teaching, encouraging, nagging and shouting about the life skills required to keep a house and it's occupants in some form of cleanliness and healthiness. It's not like I haven't been working on this since they were born or anything, after all. In that seven years of … Continue reading The trials and tribulations of teaching life skills
Happy BirthdayThe smallest Oh Waily turns 5 years old today. It's seems just like yesterday that you joined our crazy, mad family. We love you all the way to the moon and back, or perhaps nowadays all the way to Ninjago and back.
Every year we hit this speed bump - New Year's resolutions. Aaaargh. To resolve or not to resolve, it is always such a quandary. Living in the southern hemisphere it's so much of a 'Spring-time' feeling when 1 January rolls around, even when the weather doesn't co-operate for a few days, that it is hard … Continue reading Resolved… or not