Play Teaches Skills That Aren’t Just Academic

Days like today, I’m so glad I always take heaps of photos of my children’s play. Tuesdays are hard days for me as the hubs work the afternoon-late night shift so basically I do the entire crazy witching hour before dinner time on my own, then dinner, bath and bedtime routine for both kids, with […]

Knowing The Child, Knowing Their Interests

I walked into the girls’ room this morning while they were playing and saw these connector manipulatives strewn across the entire floor. They were not playing with them and were engaged in something else. One rule I try to enforce in our household is if they’re done playing with an activity, it needs to be […]

Creative Mum, Creative Kids

A few days ago, I set up a toddler art invitation for my 2yo, an invitation to create fireworks using cut up recycled toilet rolls (see it here). Well at the end of the session, there was still quite a lot of paint left and not wanting to waste them, I decided to get my […]

The Journey IS the Destination

Can I be the first to admit that a dawdling toddler tests my patience the most!! Much more than a playroom that gets messed up ten thousand times a day. Seriously the amount of time it takes us to get to places. Every Monday, we go to a playgroup that’s literally on the other end […]

6am: Portrait of Motherhood

Big sis self-weaned a while ago and we stopped breastfeeding for perhaps two weeks or slightly more. But just before little sis’ arrival, she started to cry uncontrollably around 5ish every morning and demand a feed to my great surprise. So apparently they can self-wean and then unwean(?) Perhaps she was starting to realise her […]

The Enigma of Motherhood

This is the first and probably only photo that I have breastfeeding my firstborn. When we first realised we were pregnant with bubs 2, I began planning how I would start weaning her after she turned 1, cos I wasn’t sure if I’d want to tandem feed and also because the hormones from being pregnant […]