FOMO – The lazy way to parent?

B and W suffer from a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) and I’ll hold my hands up to say that I exploit this at any given moment. There are many tools in the parenting toolbox that border on manipulation, emotional abuse and with a dash of reverse pyschology this is one of them. But for an easy life, who’s complaining? I think we’ve all … Continue reading FOMO – The lazy way to parent?

To match or not to match?

It’s pretty clear by now that I often match or dress W & B as similarly as possible, evidenced by their big brother/little brother Christmas Day outfits by Loan Bor (a traditional Spanish clothing company) and purchased from Panache Kids (one of the few UK stockists). I know as they get older and develop their personalities and preferred style of dressing I won’t be able … Continue reading To match or not to match?

The boys in blue…purple, green and yellow too

I often get told I have gorgeous girls, I’m asked how old they are as strangers gush over their long hair, colourful clothing and love for each other. I usually state ‘they’re both boys’ more times than I can count on both hands, once a day. I’m going to leave the reason my boys have long hair for another post, this one is about clothing. … Continue reading The boys in blue…purple, green and yellow too

When is a disability, not a disability?

When it’s invisible. W arrived into the world with a cry, and then he stopped breathing. His heart stopped, it took the team 3 minutes to resuscitate him and his APGAR score at birth was 3. Barely past 28 weeks gestation, no reason other than spontaneous labour for his early arrival. Nobody knew what the future held for him, and how long that future was; an hour, … Continue reading When is a disability, not a disability?

How to get your toddler to walk

If a red-faced toddler with tears streaming, screaming to be carried while you struggle with an expedition’s worth of ‘absolutely essential items’ required for a trip to the park sounds familiar then keep reading! As my boys get older, I’ve found myself struggling with not needing to deal with the hassled of a buggy on London transport for short trips and the need to use it so … Continue reading How to get your toddler to walk