"It's the most wonderful time of the year" Fingers crossed. "'Tis the season to be jolly" What if I'm not? Or the teething toddler isn't? The whole perfectly happy Christmas thing is what we're all striving for. Everyone together. Perfect food. All delighted. Photos of smiling families in matching outfits on Facebook. Videos of sons … Continue reading When Christmas Doesn't Quite Go According to Plan.
"It's the most wonderful time of the year" Fingers crossed. "'Tis the season to be jolly" What if I'm not? Or the teething toddler isn't? The whole perfectly happy Christmas thing is what we're all striving for. Everyone together. Perfect food. All delighted. Photos of smiling families in matching outfits on Facebook. Videos of sons … Continue reading When Christmas Doesn’t Quite Go According to Plan.
If summer is a time to be by the beach then Autumn sends us to the woods. Is there a sound more satisfying than the crunch of bronze leaves underfoot? Here are six of our favourite Autumn walks worth checking out before the leaves all fall and turn to mush. Each walk is short and … Continue reading Five Family Walks To Enjoy the Autumn Colours
Once upon a time, before I had any children, I always thought I would have a houseful. Three or four, probably four. Like I said, that was when I had none. Then, I had one. He was lovely, even lovelier once he got over the colic and the screaming and the lack of napping. Shock … Continue reading Siblings
The boys' school reports arrived this week. Their teachers said nice things about them and used words like "mannerly" and "polite". We checked that we'd been sent the right kids' reports, then smiled smugly at one another that something had sunk in and patted one another on the back for being an amazing parent. As … Continue reading A Glimpse of the Perfect Family
Castlecomer Discovery Park was on our list of places to go last summer, but between weddings and holidays we didn't make it. We arrived and went in to the Information Centre to check things out. The reception area itself is spacious and modern and has a very nice coffee shop too. We didn't eat there, … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Castlecomer Discovery Park
We are all at high doh. Bursting with excitement. We’ve a big occasion today. It’s something that hasn’t happened in our family in ten years. We’ve been planning our outfits, our kid-keeping-occupied activities and our route. The boys have been quizzing us complaining that mass is boring and can we not just do the party … Continue reading A Happy Day
You know how we like to go on family days out? I post pictures on instagram of happy smiling children enjoying the fresh air. Good, outdoorsy, wholesome stuff. Family fun. Lots of our family days out are like that. But I'm also committed to keeping it real. So for balance if you will, here's a … Continue reading Climbing a Hill and Learning A Lesson.