I can’t believe this: Hattie and Joe are four. FOUR! Take a minute and read back through my archives from February and March 2013. Did you ever honestly think I would still be relatively sane nearly four years later?! Hattie and Joe had a lovely party on Saturday, with nearly all of their friends (bar… Continue reading Oh my GOD: Four.
As those of you with young children know, when your kids are toilet trained it’s great to not need to cart a nappy bag everywhere. However, you do have a new element of danger in your life: the ‘Mummy I need to do a poo NOW’ phenomenon. Some little kids take time to learn the… Continue reading Poo-related life hack
I’ve made a resolution to update this blog once a week this year (which will be miraculous, quite frankly), so I thought I’d start with two things I’ve learned from this past Christmas: Nearly four year olds absolutely love everything to do with celebrating Christmas; and Nearly four year olds can be VERY literal when… Continue reading A Christmas tale
Following on from my post the other day about the vital importance of everybody doing whatever the hell they like when it comes to their children’s parties, I thought I’d share some photos and brief details of what we’ve done so far. The first birthday Where: At home. Our house is built on the side of… Continue reading The Party Files
If there’s one issue that seems to prompt a lot of debate amongst twin mums, it’s birthdays. There are some very strong opinions regarding who to invite, how much cake to give them, and how many presents to provide – and even whether to have a party at all. I find it all a bit mystifying, to… Continue reading Birthdays
This post is the sequel to last week’s post ‘How to find a great au pair’, which took you up to the point where you’ve got some eager young person lined up to join your family in a few months’ time. Here’s what we’ve learned about how to prepare for, and manage, life with an au… Continue reading How to be a happy host family
Given that we’ve had au pairs for three and a half years, this post has been a long time coming! We are just adjusting to life with our new au pair – our fifth one – and we’ve had a great experience with this form of childcare, so I thought it might be helpful to… Continue reading How to find a great au pair