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Just to simply be a Mummy….

For that is what I am, perhaps you are too?

Being a mummy is a wonderful journey into proving all the books wrong and discovering that your kid doesn’t fit into either a round nor square hole, do join me for the journey.

Being realistic about screen time

Being realistic about screen time

This evening Adam sat, pajama clad, perched on one of my knees, turning my ankle underneath it uncomfortably, but I wasn’t about to move. His fingers traced the un-illustrated words on the screen gripped by the description of the ninja’s that were moving...

Under the cloud

Under the cloud

“And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day, whenever they set out from the camp” (numbers 10:34) “Under a cloud” first conjures images of being in poor standing for me, having wandered from outspokenness to offense, in...

A word of power

A word of power

For the last few years I’ve joined in with the idea of choosing a word for the year. It’s been an interesting that often the meaning the word starts out with isn’t at all what it means to me by the time summer and autumn have given way to winters...

Family Prayer Journal

Family Prayer Journal

I’ve always found myself rather bad at putting my desire to journal regularly into practice. Prayer pages are something I feel more confident with. Boxes of prayer, lists and notes, words and images that remind me to lift specific circumstances throughout the...

Choosing Mateo

Choosing Mateo

I have many memories of shuffling up to the raised platform at the front of church alongside the other children. Every now and then it was to be given something, a flower to take back to mum, something to distribute, hopefully edible, and once a year a book. So when I...

Delaying nursery for the bilingual child

Delaying nursery for the bilingual child

His little backpack was clasped across his chest, and he walked down the road a miniature version of his backpacked father – they were off to nursery. Adam’s first birthday party was dominated by talk of nursery. Nursery here encompasses preschool and...

Summer Reading ending well.

Summer Reading ending well.

The summer reading challenge set by Amy from The Messy Middle has been quite the companion these last couple of months. Being terribly padantic I chose to wait until the official start of Summer on June 21st to begin (only 20 days late). August 17th is the official...

Summer Reading 8 -10

Summer Reading 8 -10

I was tired and grumpy, seeming to have lost my spark and with the boys only just recovering from being knocked down with horrid summer colds we were overdoing binge watching, facebook vortex and general screen time zombie-ism. August had dawned and summer stretched...

Summer Reading 5+6+7

Summer Reading 5+6+7

Usually I read before bedtime, this last slot of the day used to hold meaningless browsing and equally addictive game apps but no longer. Sometimes I get the odd extra time but this past week, with my little one being ill, I’ve had time a plenty to indulge the...

Summer Reading 4

Summer Reading 4

We are blessed to spend Sundays with Baba, at her house on the outskirts of the city. This year, as I’ve nurtured my love of reading I’ve taken to packing a tablet in the bag and this weekend as the electricity failed and the kids played I found myself...

Summer Reading 2+3

Summer Reading 2+3

I was scrolling through the reading challenge list and it inspired me to look a bit wider and perhaps read things I’d not have looked at before. As my budget is only £10 I decided that this was a perfect time to go scrolling on the kindle unlimited list and hope...

Raising a Foreigner

Raising a Foreigner

I sat in the maternity ward watching the other mothers fuss over their new charges. Some were questioning everything, so unsure of themselves. They fretted, all of them. Fretted about feeding, burping, the rest of the family, the visits, the suddenly unfamiliar body...