Day of Home Based Free Play.

After our fun adventure yesterday, I more than anyone, needed a day at home as housework, dogs, broken things, clothes with holes, and general chaos, don’t go away!!  In fact it’s even more present due to having all three around all the time.  However, I am also very sore after 2 rather enthusiastic days of exercise, so I can’t keep …

Less is More.

I am currently not the favourite person in our home, as I tackled sorting out the children’s bedrooms.  But when you have a little lady that hoards and collects EVERYTHING, a skill that is rapidly rubbing off onto her twin brothers, this is a job that needs doing often.  I have been reading a lot lately about how less is …

Mamma’s Day

Ever since the twins entered our lives with a bang, 5 weeks early, life has been pretty full on (they walked at 11 months, competively scooted at 16 months against each other, and then of course there were the early days, which saw at least 6 breast feeds a night!!).  So, as you can imagine, all this calamity was a …

Bang! Bang!

  A sunny spring day and they are attacking the nails and wood with their hammers.  They are busy creating a “see saw”, a “pavement”, (little brains are great), and a third just banging away liberally 🙂  I’ve already had, “but Mamma it hurts when I just keep banging myself”!  Don’t panic, no serious injuries have happened, but they are …

Simple Parenting and Back to Basics

Following on from my last post about children needing to connect to nature and having the unscheduled time to do so, I thought I’d explain the influences on our parental thinking, simple parenting in short.  Today there are a lot of opportunities out there in the form of clubs and activities for our little ones, and part of me thinks …