Tag: PARENTHOOD

AGE APPROPRIATE CHORES FOR YOUR CHILDREN

AGE APPROPRIATE CHORES FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Assigning chores for your children to do is very important and it will serve them well later in life. There are two main reasons why parents should assign chores to their kids- one is to prepare them for life, for when they grow up and […]

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | OCTOBER

THESE TWO | OCTOBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

This month has flown by, it only feels like yesterday I was popping up a post about them from September! I really wish time would slow down, just so I could get a grip on whats happening and cherish those moments more. Its been a full on month.

I have to admit, some parts have been really hard. G has had nothing but trouble at school this month and we have had a few meltdowns and I’ve really struggled to process what she has been telling me. Its all been resolved but its bought quite a few tears with it. Sometimes I wish I could put both G and H in a bubble and keep them from harms way.

We are back at swimming lessons and G has improved so much. She really is doing so well and she makes me so proud. She has mastered most strokes and she has really been enjoying it. All I can ask is she attends and has fun. At the moment that’s what is happening, so it makes me a happy mummy. H has improved so much too. He managed to swim a whole width without arm bands and any kind of help. He, as was I was so impressed!

Last month I spoke about sibling rivalry and how hard I was finding it. This month it has become so much better. With a ban on technical devices in place I have seen a massive change in both G and H’s behaviour. Its amazing what a break from any kind of device does to your child. Its definitely something that has been welcomed in our house!

H has had a good month at school. He is always learning new things and is forever asking questions about things he has covered in school. He has moved up two book levels since last month, which is phenomenal. His writing is still something we need to improve on, but he is doing well and thats all I can ask of him. He is loving school and spending time with his friends.

This month has been such a wonderful month. I have really enjoyed watching both G and H grow. Its lovely to see and something I will always cherish.

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THE WEEKEND BOX REVEIW WITH SNAZAROO FACE PAINTS

THE WEEKEND BOX REVEIW WITH SNAZAROO FACE PAINTS

A few weeks ago we were sent a Weekend Box and inside, were some great mini packs of Snazaroo face paints! You can never go wrong with face paints and its a fun activity for all to enjoy. Andy founded Weekend Box after looking for gift […]

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

August has been quite a lovely month. I have to admit, parenting has been hard throughout the summer holidays because we have had a lot more disagreements and arguments. Both G and H have lived in each others pockets and normally when they are at school they don’t interact together. Non the less, its been a lovely month of sibling bonds and rivalry.

With the summer holidays in full swing we have managed to get out and about and enjoy the last remnants of the summer sun. I am astounded at how much G has grown. Not in the sense of how tall she has got, because she has had a huge growth spurt and its only when she is with friends that I really notice. But G has turned into a young girl simply over night. She woke one morning and it seemed she was not that little girl anymore. There is something different about her that I just cannot explain. She seems older than her years and the conversations we have are now grown up versions of what we were having.

Talking of growing up far too quickly, H is turning into a grown up little boy. He left school in July still quite shy and contended. But over the last few weeks, he has grown in confidence, so much so I look at him and think where has my baby gone? He is such a funny little boy. He makes us laugh daily and like his sister has such a lovely sense of humour. His speech has come on leaps and bounds and I find myself wondering when was the stage I could have a proper conversation with him. It happened really quickly and the transition of short conversations to full on stories seemed seamless. I feel like I have lost a good few years with H. Its just gone too quickly.

Since getting the dog, G has grown so much in confidence. She adores Fleur. I say it all the time on social media at how well she has adapted to having a puppy in the family. Bearing in mind, six months ago she would not even be able to stand next to a dog, let alone stroke one when we were out and about. Now on doggy walks she will interact freely with other dogs and she says on so many occasions that Fleur is her best friend. As much as H loves Fleur, we still have moments where we have to put the dog in her place. She seems to have found a weakness in H and he is the one she chooses to terrorise! But he is getting a lot better with her.

Over the weeks of August, we have made sure we have met with friends, spent time with the family and enjoyed long days out. We have really bonded well as a four and the dog has somehow bought us all closer together. We make an effort to go out all together and its something I have really been loving.

I have mentioned over so many of these monthly posts about sleep and bedtime. We are still at a loss on what to do. We have tried later nights which started to work well. Being off school is hard to keep up any kind of routine. I am struggling to get them back into one before the new school year starts. H would be fine going to bed but G wants to stay up. We have no problem with that, but H won’t go to bed on his own. We are in a huge pickle about bedtime of late. Hopefully next month we will have cracked it.

August has been so lovely. I have enjoyed the slower paced mornings. Its been wonderful spending so much time with G and H. I have loved watching their relationship grow. Its growing into a really lovely bond. I won’t lie, they have their moments, but its been such a joy to watch them this month.

 

 

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

Children tend to be all over the place. You are never able to have them focus on one thing, and their thoughts always seem scattered. Now, at some point, you will need them to focus because it is just through that process they get to […]

THOSE PROUD MUM MOMENTS

THOSE PROUD MUM MOMENTS

On Friday, G and H received their yearly reports. Now, I am not sure about all schools, but we get a termly report along with our parents evening. Where they are expected to be and a mention of how they are doing that term. The […]

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

Last week, we had the most amazing week away from the norm. We packed up and headed for Elvedon Forest. G and H had been on countdown for a whole year and it was finally time to spend some quality time together as a family. It could not have come at a better time and we all needed time to relax and focus on family life.

I have only ever been to Center Parcs once before. Last year in fact, we spent Easter away in the woods and it was a taster of something that could potentially fast become a tradition. Mr B went when he was younger with his family and its always somewhere I have wanted to go. On both occasions I have been we have had the added bonus of spending time with Mr B’s parents, sisters, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews. 14 of us in total.

We booked up a few activities before we went. We decided as a whole family we would all participate in Laser {which might I add, we won} It must of come as a shock when all 14 of us rocked up, us against them. It was a blast and we all took it very seriously indeed. We also had golf and bowling booked as a group of 14. It was so lovely to spend time as a whole group. Its hard to get us all together in our day-to-day lives so this was defiantly a much needed family holiday to unwind and spend together.

Mr B and I did book up some activities for G and H to do as a family of four. G and H took part in Little Johns Archery and you cannot go to Center Parcs and not use the swimming pool, everyday. We played in the woods and climbed trees {we had the oldest tree outside our villa, which was great for climbing and den building!}

We watched other family members take part in tree climbing activities and taking part in the new Drop adventure. I am already planning to do the aerial adventure if we go back. If my 8 year old nephew can do it, so can I!

One thing I have absolutely loved this week, is seeing G and H bond. G really did take care of her little brother. Taking him down flumes and making sure he was ok in the water. They had there moments where they had the odd argument, but there relationship has blossomed this past week. Its been lovely to witness and it makes me smile that they can get on if they really try!

I managed to squeeze in a cheeky facial at the Aqua Spa. It was so relaxing and something I definitely needed. It was tailored to my history. The lady that carried the facial out took so much care around my scars and was so kind and gentle. She really looked after me. My skin felt super soft after and I felt so relaxed and very sleepy! It also meant Mr B and I managed to have a few hours to ourselves. We had a lovely walk round the forest and a ice cold drink outside at the country club.

The week flashed by before us and I can’t quite believe we are home. I definitely have a bout of holiday blues. I’m feel rather sorry for myself that we have nothing else booked up for the rest of the year. BUT what a week we had. G and H both loved it and have come back with memories they hopefully won’t forget. I know I won’t forget.

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]