When the challenge is to read 300 books in a year, that's not quite 1 a day. I figured that getting a book a day in to begin with would be a good start though. So far I've read the Mozart Question aloud to the small children. I think I got more out of it than they did. I know it's about the … [Read more...] about A short reading week for picture books.
Can't be measured in pounds and pence. I'm forever seeing articles going on about how many thousands of pounds it costs to raise a child to 18 years old and mostly it looks like nonsense. Yes, there are some specific costs. Children do need to eat and drink. They start in nappies and clothes and … [Read more...] about The cost of a child
Yesterday I packed up the entire contents of the house and dragged them down the road to the beach for a couple of hours, then dragged them home again. That's what it felt like anyway. It occurred to me that I carried less stuff when I was interrailing for a month than I do for a quick trip out … [Read more...] about The beach with added Miffy
This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge (find the linky here) with Moneysupermarket I love gardening. No, really, I do. Or at least, I love the idea of it. The reality, with two small children, tends to be rather different. I imagine popping out into the garden, doing a … [Read more...] about Growing green fingered children.