While They Are Sleeping

Evenings can be fraught in this house. We get in, always hungry whether or not we've eaten dinner minutes earlier. Snacks and drinks are served, someone (at least one) will be crying or whinging. Someone else will want attention. There will be homework to check, or to do, notes from school, lunchboxes to empty, clean … Continue reading While They Are Sleeping

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The Bright Side of Cranky Evening Time

I wrote this last week, I couldn't publish it then as it was too raw! On Tuesdays I usually work from home so I get to collect the kids early and give them dinner which I prepped at lunchtime.  I suppose I could take that glorious extra hour that I don't spend commuting taking some … Continue reading The Bright Side of Cranky Evening Time

43 Things My Children Have Said Since I Kissed Them Goodnight

This is a list of most of the things that my children have said (or shouted) since I put them to bed. We said our prayers, read our stories, kissed goodnight and I tucked them in tight. Then came this. Most of the dialogue was overheard from the next room, and directed by one boy … Continue reading 43 Things My Children Have Said Since I Kissed Them Goodnight

Some Read Aloud Bedtime Story Recommendations

  I asked on twitter recently for recommendations for books to read to the boys at bedtime. (Yes, I'm on twitter, if you'd like to follow me- see the button in the right column with a list of my recent, and entirely fascinating tweets or just check me out here .) Here's what I asked: … Continue reading Some Read Aloud Bedtime Story Recommendations