The Toddler and the Sea

It’s one of those rare days where the sun shines brightly in a sky full of fluffy white clouds. It’s ‘holidays’ today, according to Mama and Daddy. Rascal knows only that holidays are good – Daddy doesn’t say ‘bye bye’ and go to work on the choo choo train. The...

Buckets full of precious moments

Inspired by The Busy Mama’s “Tales of parenting moments gone by“ linky, here are but a few of the many precious moments in my baby’s life that I’ll miss, but will hopefully see again with another!   Those first few kicks where I was finally sure that I wasn’t imagining...

Sleeping like a baby

There was a time last year where I worried that feeding my baby to sleep was a terrible habit that I’d regret in the future. Hah! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Feeding to sleep has been the surefire method of helping the Rascal relax off to slumberland, and...

The Night Watch: Tonsillitis

It’s 3am and I haven’t slept a wink. I’m covering the night watch. I’ve been lying on a sofa bed listening to the strangled breaths of the Rascal for hours. I just can’t stop feeling worried every time there’s a prolonged silence before he gurgles in another breath. After...

Leap (of hell) ten

How naive. We thought we were heading out of the woods with the vomiting bug after a few rough days. Once the Rascal’s fever had finally gone we thought the end was in sight. Wrong! Turns out that it was only the fever that had abated, every other symptom of...