#goals

I’m not making New Years resolutions this year, I’m setting goals for the year, things to aim for but not unrealistic targets that I’ll fail at and feel bad about. Goal 1: spend time It doesn’t matter what it is, take your time. It might be seeing friends, shopping, or playing snakes and ladders with […]

We all need a break don’t we?

The rush of love I felt when I saw my little girl yesterday was amazing. I did wonder how she’d be with me after I haven’t seen her for five days when I went off on a girls break away to Majorca. She has a problem with me leaving her for an hour, let alone […]

Can I go out tonight please?

I’ve got a problem and I could do with your help, please help me with this one. My five-year-old won’t let me go out! I’m a single mum with the sole care of my daughter, no weekends off, nothing, nada. So yes the problem is she won’t let me go for a night out, a […]

Bedtimes adding up

It’s Tuesday night and I’ve just realised how much time I spend putting my five-year-old to bed. My friend is sat downstairs with the TV remote and a cup of tea while I read a story and get my little one to sleep. It took half an hour tonight, that’s actually not bad going last […]

Football and the kid life balance

Parenting dilemma for this week centred around the big football game against Columbia. Do I stay home and put her to bed at 7, also kick off time (for the players, not my daughter) or take her with me to a mates house so I’ve at least got someone there to moan about the ref […]

The art of communication…

From a very early age we learn how our kids communicate. When they’re babies we note distinctive cries for food or sleep. I’ve found this continuing through my daughter learning to speak, having to repeat the noises made to pick out words. And then recently, a story she wrote, it’s a definite bestseller, but only […]

Mission: Night Out

Everyone has different struggles as a parent, going it alone, doing it solo throws up a few weird ones. For example, going out for the evening. Last night I planned a rare trip to the theatre and this is how it has to go down. My five-year-old’s bedtime is 6:45 but that’s the time that […]

When/how will co-sleeping End?

The fact is, my daughter has snuck into my bed in the middle of the night for 3 years now. She doesn’t get such a good night sleep and nor do I, so I’ve tried everything I can to get her to stay in her bed. She does fall into a slumber in her bed […]

The big issues

It’s inevitable that kids cry when they’re tired, hey, it’s inevitable that I cry when I’m tired, but at least it’s at a sad film or because I’ve broken my favourite wine glass, but the my 4 year old daughter really goes for it at the slightest thing. Within an hour today we have had […]

How to finish with the moon?

All the way through being a mum I’ve sort of had a project on the go, it’s the main issue of the day if you like, I’ll concentrate on that until we get it nailed then look for the next mission. So, it might be eating decent food or potty training or not taking your […]