Musings

Keeping it real…

I woke up at 5:30am this morning and the smallest Oh Waily wasn’t too long behind me.  Today has been long and one of those days.  Tiredness led to a couple of meltdowns this morning, just before lunchtime.  It took a lot of patience and […]

A morning surprise

A morning surprise

Two and a half weeks ago I was driving to the drycleaners, as you do.   My phone goes and it’s a chap from a toy company telling me he’s calling to let me know that I had won a competition and that he wanted […]

When are kids too young?

When are kids too young?

This article from Science Alert came wandering across my web view today.  It’s called “New study suggests we’re sending our kids to school too young“. My initial reaction to reading the title was, ‘well, duh!’ The idea of sending my just-turned-five year old children off […]

Where’s the coffee?

Where’s the coffee?

Is it Christmas yet? Are we done for the year?  Can we be?  Huh?  Huh?  Huh? Yes, there are days when those words run through my head, and that’s only in February! Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re being selfish or self-centred for choosing […]

A discussion and an idea

I’m currently KonMari-ing our books.  I mentioned this earlier. Today while doing the kids’ books section of the process I compared the releasing of the unwanted books to our other semi-regular donation of goods and clothes to our local Women’s Refuge.  I also tied in […]

Life skills for kids – a timely reminder

Over at my personal blog I’ve talked about starting out on the KonMari method of decluttering and organisation.  Interestingly enough I started this morning off by thinking about moving through the untouched bookshelves today.  The Universe clearly approves as when I sat down with my […]