Unexpected Parenting # 16

That a gift ‘we’ve decorated the mantelpiece for you’ is one of the most genuine expressions of love you will ever receive – no alterior motives. It’s a beautiful thing even if it’s not what you wanted, it may be all they have to give, like the daisy they pick for you. Be gracious and thankful. They may not always … Read More

Unexpected Parenting #15

Trips to the toilet will no longer be ‘as and when’ but either covert operations during Paw Patrol or emergency relief when another adult enters the house…   

Unexpected Parenting # 13

There is nothing as perfect as a child sleeping on you… Having to wake them up for the school run is the pits 😧

Win! Win! Win!

There’s a silly competition over at The Frugal Family to win a colouring pack, just guess the age of the person that coloured this (use the link above x)   

Unexpected Parenting #12

There is no limit to your creativity- particularly when trying to get kids to do spellings…raisins, jellybeans, coins have all been in action this holiday in a pay per word fiesta!

Unexpected Parenting #11

My children are completely b0nkers… Still not dressed playing underneath the paddling pool in the rain! 

Unexpected Parenting #10

How can there not be an app for all the repeated phrases a parent needs? I could put them on a timer to just be randomly called out from a tannoy… “please don’t jump on the sofa” “is that safe?” “no pushing” “sit down to eat” I could go on and on and on – I bore myself sometimes…

Unexpected Parenting #9

How beautiful a tidy bedroom can be… Frustrating getting there but hugely proud of myself now – and tea I think.