Curiosity is in the nature of children and so as soon they gain control over their limbs they are ready to explore the world. When the kids observe and imitate the world it helps in the development of their abilities and the connections in their brain gets stronger. This is the reason that we should let children get creative because it is the best form of exploration. While we focus on encouraging them to read and write, here we have a list of reasons that will help you understand why art is also important for Continue reading
I was having another one of those days where I was rambling after a hectic day running back and forth with the kids, house being a complete mess and the only culinary delight I was capable of serving was a boiled egg. My friend said to me, “You make this whole parenting thing sound crazy, it’d be enough to put you off! Is there anything good about it?” I thought about that for a minute and I wasn’t too sure how to answer. All I could say was, “Ah, don’t mind me; It’s not as scary as I make it out. It has its good sides.” Continue reading
This is a review of Help! I’m a Father, by Mark Hearn. This book offers some great for tips advice on parenting and from a father’s point of view from birth to adult.
When I was pregnant with my first child I read all the standard books on parenting and I thought I had it all sussed until the actual reality set in. No one really told me about the actual little day to day events that will occur that I just wasn’t prepared for.
There is no one set rule for parenting Continue reading
When you say things like,
Eat that broccoli or you won’t get big and strong -I hated broccoli but the fear of not eating it was worse even till this day.
‘Money doesn’t grow on trees you know’ Continue reading
I know nearly every nursery rhyme song and I now compare my life to Peppa Pig and that’s ok.
Kids always time Continue reading
So after weeks of meticulously planning a night out after a couple of years of having two children and writing 101 lists for the baby sitter because of course, she doesn’t know my kids the way I do, and more than likely she’ll ignore it all and give them the chocolates she’d been hiding in her pocket and let them stay up late to watch a movie, here’s the eye opening pros and cons of my night out.
Pro – We get to the pub and enjoy the weird experience of being able to talk at normal level voice and not listen out for any footsteps or movement.
Con – My nerves are gone as all I’m thinking of is the kids and hope they are not calling out for me.
Pro – Nice to talk to new people and socialise
Con – Why does this person keep talking to me, I didn’t invite them into my company. How can I make them go away?
Con – This person beside is dribbling and I don’t know how to stop it.
Pro – My child is doing that because he is growing teeth and that’s cool.
Art of conversation
Con – Why is this person slurring and I can’t understand the words from their mouth.
Pro – My child is learning to talk and I can teach them new words
Con – The toilets have piss on the floor.
Pro – My child is in toilet training so that’s acceptable to be on the floor
Con – Men grab your breast just random in a crowded place and think that’s OK.
Pro – Child grabs it because they are hungry.
Con – Bouncer won’t let me in to nightclub as not right sort and I look to old and not trendy enough.
Pro – Mammy, mammy, look at me jumping up and down on this bouncer you bought.
Con – Why are the people in the chipper not swallowing food properly and spitting. Should I get them a bib in their size?
Pro – My child is learning to eat by themselves and it’s cute and bibs fit them.
Pro – I don’t have to drive and I can get a taxi.
Con – Have to listen to taxi man tell you that he knows everything and what I should do with my life!
So that was my observation of my night out. How things have changed so much when before I was all about ‘what are we doing this weekend -‘what will I wear’, ‘who’s coming out,’ ‘will I meet someone?’ Why has my attitude changed to nights out, Is it because I’m a parent or have I grown up or both ?
Does not going out on the town mean you don’t have a social life? My opinion is no.. I just have a different form of a social life..
So tonight I have my friends over to have a good chat, few drinks and no one has to stand in the cold waiting on a very informative taxi man to bring us home and also I just couldn’t be arsed going out :-).
While going back to work after having children can be not only an emotional experience , it can also be a quite daunting experience when juggling things around. Here’s below just some of the things we can do to make it just a little bit easier at times.
- Always cook twice the amount for dinner and freeze it up. Let in thaw out in fridge the night before and it’s then ready to microwave in 4 minutes.
- Wash all clothes at weekend and plan everything out from uniforms to changing clothes.