As I was on my hands and knees, mopping up a cup of spilled coffee off the floor in my skanky dressing gown and my greasy hair yesterday morning I had a realisation that I am a very different parent to the parent I thought I would be. Before having kids, that is. I never … Continue reading Reality V Expectations
Last Christmas we were given an overnight stay at Hever Castle as a present from my brother in law and his girlfriend. I know, very generous! A couple of weekends ago we packed up the car and drove off to Kent for our little family weekend trip away. And we had such a great time! … Continue reading Hever Castle
Before I became a parent I was very judgmental, I didn't know that I was, but now that I am a parent I can totally admit that the ideas I had about parenthood and motherhood before I entered the squad was full of judgement. It has been a steep learning curve and there are some … Continue reading Experiences of motherhood that have surprised me
Exactly one year ago I became a mother for the second time. Our feisty little Thora Olava was born April 15th at exactly 5.10 pm, the most incredible experience of my life. Having given birth naturally once before I thought I knew how it was going to be, but the second time was completely different. … Continue reading 365 days of thunder
We went to a kids birthday party today. There was booze. A definite must for any kind of party including more than two kids running around (by this standard you can enjoy a glass of wine during a playdate too, but test the waters first! You don't want to waste offer wine to the wrong mother...). It … Continue reading What is it about kids parties?
Oh baby it's cold outside! The garden is covered in frost, and all the leaves are glittering in the low winter sun. There is nothing quite like it! But with glittery frost, comes nail biting cold, and sometimes it's hard to know what to dress your babies in when it's this cold. As a Norwegian … Continue reading Dressing your babies for winter – some tips from a Norwegian
It's been a productive day today. Iselilja is at nursery and I have spent the morning doing work while Thora has slept in the pushchair behind me. Last winter I had a little settlement with myself. I came to the realisation that I needed a new personal challenge. I have been in the same job … Continue reading ON THE TABLE – Going back to school
Yesterday was rough. I can't even make it funny. Because it wasn't. Two year olds can be pretty horrible sometimes. They have a remarkable ability of bringing out the worst of an adult (sorry; parent). There's no point in romanticising it with jokes about getting through it with Gin, because that doesn't happen. At least … Continue reading Terrible Twos and MUMGUILT