Parenthood

What Am I Now?

My blog posts tend to start at the back of my mind and work their way forward over time. It’s like a little niggle of ideas and words which are often not quite sure what to do with themselves. When this blog post started to Read More …

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Chilling Out in the Snow

Today has been our third snow day. The school and nursery have been shut since Wednesday and there has been no chance of getting out by bike or car. Feet and sledges have been the only way to get about. The world seems to have Read More …

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All I Want For Christmas Is…

I find it increasingly difficult to answer when people ask me what I would like for Christmas. There just isn’t really that much ‘stuff’ that I want these days. At this point in my life these are the things I really want: To sit on Read More …

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My Child My Self

Babies don’t see any separation between themselves and their primary caregiver. They view mummy (or whoever their primary caregiver is) as a part of themselves. Research suggests that this phase ends at around seven months. More details here. Sometimes I wonder how this separation and Read More …

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Strengths and Weaknesses

I have always been a ‘strong person’. I have always seen this as a positive quality. Recently I find myself questioning what this actually means. Am I really that strong? Is it really such a positive trait? Physically, I am definitely strong. I ride a Read More …

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Do you want to build a snowman?

It was a standing joke in my family when I was younger. How my Dad sulked the year it snowed and none of us would come out and build a snowman with him. I can’t remember how old my siblings and I were but we Read More …

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Cycling Siblings

There are just 15 months between my brother and I. I realised that we were always close when I recently scanned all our old family photo albums. So many of the pictures were of he and I together. I think that is one of the reasons Read More …

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Good Enough?

This weekend has not been great. In fact it’s been awful. My 4 year old pushed me to breaking point and beyond. I go through occasional phases of reading parenting books. I take them with a pinch of salt but there is usually something useful Read More …

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Manners Maketh Mummy

I was brought up to have manners and to treat others with respect. Please and thank you were drummed into me from an early age. I like to think that I cycle courteously. I like to think that I respect other users of the roads Read More …

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How failing to cycle might make me a better mummy

It’s become a bit of a family tradition that we go away for a long weekend for my birthday and for my husband’s birthday. Nothing too complicated. A caravan and a swimming pool and the kids are over the moon. We are just back from Read More …

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