Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Excited About Our First Family Camping Expedition

In spite of yesterday (which you can read about here), we are off on a camping trip with the childrens centre today. Although I am a little bit anxious, I know we will have a great time and the boys will love it! I will also have support with them which I really need right now. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Breaking Point, Chaos and Other Behavioural Problems

I can honestly say I didn't think I would be writing another post like this again. I really don't know how it happened. Im lying on my bed next to my sleeping princess and fidgety Squish. My eyes feel sore and swollen from crying. My head is gently thumping whilst feeling squeezed at the temples. I feel utterly shattered. The kind of shattered and dazed you feel after being awake for several days but have no idea which days they were.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A New Way To Survive The Holidays

I feel quite pleased with having made it throught the first week of the holidays. Sometimes I get wrapped up in the thought of being on my own with the kids and the idea that it's a struggle all the time. This week has been all about letting go of the thought of every day being a struggle and the slow realisation that it doesn't have to be. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

I Made A Bed!

Having three little people 4 and under is quite a challenge and bedtime is no exception. Sleep is extremely elusive with toddlers and babies in the house. With their uncanny ability to wake and sleep alternately through the night, I seem to have developed parental narcolepsy! I have tried several options over the years and this one might just be the best so far, for my little family. 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Holiday Planner and Other Ideas

If you're anything like me, you will already be fed up of hearing "What are we doing today?" or endless pleading to go to friends houses even though they've been told a million times their friends are away. 6 weeks seemed to loom before me like an endless string of wants. I decided that maybe getting more organised could be the answer... 

How Not To Make A Stepping Stone.

While I have been planning and creating my Yurt Garden, a friend posted a "how to" video on fb for me. It was how to make a pretty stepping stone. I loved the idea and looked up some more on you tube. There are some amazing creations on there if you fancy a browse. I particularly liked the mosaic stepping stone made from broken pieces of plate. 
I had some gem stones so I thought I'd throw myself into making one for the threshold to the Yurt Garden.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

My Baby's Last Day

There are those moments in every parents life that are an emotional milestone. Some parents may feel some are more monumental than others but they are significant check points none the less. Like hundreds of other parents, today was one of those moments. 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Machine

At this point, I think we are incredibly lucky with all the technology we have access to. I know this may sound a bit old fashioned but we have gadgets for nearly everything now. Everything to save us time.

Washing machines, microwaves, high powered Hoover's, even remote control lights and curtain openers for those really rough mornings! 

The capabilities of computers are so advanced humans are becoming obsolete in many work places. Machines are taking over as more efficient and effective.