Some weeks just pass by in a happy-mundane kind of way. And then there are some weeks when everyday feels like it presents a major event that deserves to be celebrated, shouted from the rooftops or just plain acknowledged with a large glass of wine. The past seven days has been one of those weeks and here are the 5 milestones I’ve encountered:
Something happened today that may seem like nothing, but it was huge. Well technically, it was nothing, and that my friends, was the beauty of it.
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I’d only been a mummy for 18 months when my brave, beautiful mum passed away in November 2012. At 32, I suddenly had no mother to guide me through the parenting wilderness, to share her experience and wisdom or to hold my hand and tell me that I was doing ok. I can remember thinking, “I don’t know how to be a mummy without you.”
Big Monkey is what I would call ‘spirited’. The description of spirited children is that they are, “by temperament, more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent and uncomfortable with change than the average child.” (Mary Sheedy Kercinka, Raising Your Spirited Child, 2010). I would say that he definitely possesses all of these traits in varying degrees.
So parenting is all about teaching our children how to be responsible, kind and independent little people, right? Guiding them on life’s journey, equipping them with the tools to make the right decisions, to lead a happy and fulfilling life, blah, blah, blah…
Well what happens when you succeed in that mission but when the times comes, you’re not actually ready to let go? Continue reading