It can be a little heartbreaking sometimes, the feeling that you’re not the favourite parent. After all, it was I that carried our little one for nine months, safe in my tummy. It was I that underwent the trauma of birth. It is I that has lovingly persisted with breastfeeding, despite my desire to wean. … More When You’re Not The Favourite Parent…
We just enjoyed a sweet little trip to Northern Ireland for a friend’s wedding. It was a lovely weekend…except we had to catch a plane! Any parents of travelling tots will understand the anxiety this incites, no matter how short the flight may be (only 50 minutes this time round). In my case it’s not … More Five Things That Inevitably Happen When You Fly With A Toddler
With so much horror and so much hate, what else can we possibly do as parents but teach the importance of friendship?! I feel pretty powerless in the face of global events right now, but these words just flew out tonight…this is my stance! I should lock the doors, I should hide you away, My … More A Child Of The World
The ‘Motherland’ (aka England) in the ‘Mother County’ (aka Yorkshire). Here are eight realizations that I’m pretty sure my Dubai-born toddler son has had since we arrived! #1 – Nana And Granddad Don’t Always Live In The iPad Nana and Granddad – the little smiling faces that I like to carry around on the iPad … More The Motherland…Through The Eyes Of An Expat Toddler!
Despite the rather mild and lovely June we’ve been experiencing so far in the UAE, there’s no denying that summer is well and truly upon us. This year marks my fourth summer in the UAE, and second as a family of three. Now, I have always rather enjoyed UAE summers – the steady pace, the … More Eight Things To Do With Tots This Summer…That Are Not The Mall!