Posts Tagged‘mothering’

Biscuit banter

View this post on Instagram He’s baaack! In the two weeks he’s been away, we’ve encountered no major mishaps worth recalling, and the #anxiety and myriad niggling worries I had about manning the helm🚢 during his absence turned out to be largely unfounded. Despite years of on-off practice – the husband’s job means he travels🛩️ a lot – I’ve always gotten so wriggly and antsy🐜 about it, fretting about the various potential worst-case scenarios, particularly at night time when the responsibility of having two little humans👶👶 under my roof and in my sole care seems both scary and, well, a…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…

Scrappy and Scrappier

View this post on Instagram And before you know it, it’s a wrap on the summer holidays. Which is surprising, when you come to think about it, considering the distinct lack of actual ‘holidays’ 🏝️🌊🍦⛵ in the whole equation.🙄 But that said, we’ve definitely made the most of our hood – a beautiful corner of the world🌎 if ever there was one – and we finally got round to exploring some new (to us) nooks and crannies 🌳🏔️🚴🌲 which had been tickling our fancy for a while. The ‘newness’, despite being just a stone’s throw away from our front doorstep🏡,…

Bearing and grinning

View this post on Instagram Off the back of very little sleep (first night solo-parenting nerves, I guess, with this one on the left having swanned off to Costa Rica yesterday), today was mainly a grin-and-bear-it kind of day. With more bearing than grinning, if I’m honest. But we got through it, and the kiddos have undergone that magical (and, let’s face it, life-saving) transformation from day-time loud (oh so loud) boisterous loons to night-time soft, sleepy angels all tucked up in soft, snuggly beds. So, hey ho, only another THIRTEEN days to go. I would write more, but I’ve…

Run, Mummy, run!

View this post on Instagram “Run, Mummy, run!” Funny how those ‘keep up with me or watch me dive off a cliff face’ moments manage to snap the attention right back into focus.😊 So from that perspective, I guess you could say the whole #mindfulness and concentrating-on-the-here-and-now thing is going pretty well so far.😂 The weekend’s camping was, on the whole, successful…. apart from the husband having a ‘moment’ – some sort of extremely dramatic man migraine (mangraine?) + throwing up combo in the early evening – meaning we had to abandon ship (/camp) for the night and drive back…