My journal of trial and error and the occasional surprise discovery

Tag Archives: toddler

The washing experiment

Anyone with young kids knows that doing housework takes longer with little helpers but hopefully we also know how important it is to help our little cherubs feel helpful. Alexis always wants to help. It’s an attitude I’m very pleased to see in her even though it is difficult for me to not squash her […]


“My poo-poo coming out!”

Hi all. have you entered the stuck on you giveaway? Today is the last day. Last week I attempted to start toilet training Alexis. The weather was a bit warmer than it had been, I had slept fairly well for a few nights and so was feeling pretty well, and she was displaying some key […]


Things I’ll never know

I’ve learned a lot in the last 2.5 years but there’s some things I’ll probably never understand about children. – why do crawling babies normally only feed for a few minutes at a time but if you are wanting to go somewhere then baby will settle in for a nice long feed? – what is […]


Lovely sunny autumn days

It’s been absolutely wonderful weather lately. I’ve been determined to make the most of it while it lasts. I’ve also been trying to be more adventurous and actually, you know, do things with the kids. Today was a great day. The kids let me sleep until 7:30. That’s tops. Probably because I was up with […]