Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford
9 habits for overcoming distraction, living better and loving more.
One of the best things about this book, Hands Free Life, is that it covered the need to talk about internet and online safety and sibling bonding. For online safety, obviously it wasn’t covered or word for word what to say to your child but it did give you ideas on where to start and that it’s never too late to start talking about it. This was based on going to an online safety conference and hearing people talk about it and what it was that they wished their parents had said to them.
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On Sunday 24th March 2019 we went to see a play at the Curve – The Worst Witch an adaption of the book (and TV series) of the same name by Jill Murphy.
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The Cat in the Hat is an amazing show. I went to see it with my girls and a friend and her kids at the Curve Theatre on 22nd December 2018.
In a vain attempt to honour Dr Seuss’s books, I’m going to try and rhyme this review.
The story begins like in the book:
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Rain pelters down on living room windows, while one bored kid stares out and another one sighs
Attempting to entertain themselves, they pick up a book for a page or two
But then, water guns come out and spray the crowd while bubbles from above, entrance little audience’s big eyes.
I started reading Buddhism for Mothers while on holiday. On holiday its really easy to take on board all the exercises outlined and even to try out some of the meditating exercise. Since coming back, even though I’ve tried being mindful but its not that easy. However, the best thing about Buddhism is not to berate yourself about it but peacefully move along and carry on when you can again. Continue reading “Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Naptoli”
It’s that time of the year when I start planning what I am going to do for the next quarter and as usual I have created my own planner.
There is a link to buy the planner below, however, because I can’t ever find a planner that I am truly happy with, I decided to have a go at helping you create your own planner. Quarterly planners are easier to start off with as it gives you a chance to change it again if there is something that you are not happy with. Continue reading “How to make your own planner”
I’ve done it! I’ve actually got through 28 days of no sugar. It wasn’t easy though. I survived 5 birthday’s that involved saying no to cake, I survived half term outings without sweets, chocolates or biscuits, pancake day and valentine’s day.
The starting was the hardest but it got a little easier as the days went on. Here are 7 things that I discovered along the way:
Hands Free Mama is an amazing book and Rachel has a way of writing which is very emotional and very raw. The book starts with turning off your gadgets so you can spend more time with your children and partner. However, it goes into more depth and just turning off your mobile phone is not enough, you need to connect and be present for your kids. Continue reading “Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford”
Thought I would try something different and write out my day as a list. Yesterday was a particularly unproductive day and I felt very frustrated by not getting a lot done. Tuesday on the other hand had been a really good day. I had managed to complete a few tax returns. Anyway, this was my day yesterday:
- Press snooze
- Wake up
- Quickly get ready
- Wake up the girls
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The Price of Privilege is another parenting book highlighting the plight of parenting in this day and age. The author is a psychologist who treats a lot of wealthy family kids – especially teenagers. The case studies themselves are enough to make you feel unbelievably sad and unhappy. It gets you thinking about your childhood and that of your kids. You hope and pray that you are doing everything right and the doing your best is enough. But there are so many little incidents that ring true that make you think, is that me? Will that happen to my girls? Continue reading “The Price of Privilege – Madeline Levine, Ph.D.”
Here are my top 5 parenting blogs and why I like them. There are so many parenting blogs that its too hard to narrow down the best 5 but I have given it a go and these are my favourite mummy bloggers! Maybe I’ll do another one later on. Continue reading “My Top 5 Parenting Blogs”