I read an excellent post recently which I featured on my weekly round up a few weeks back. It was so on my wavelength that I've thought about the topic a lot since reading it. The author wrote about how she was running in to constant critism about allowing her son to have long hair, and people using this as a reason to say she would 'make him gay'.
As the mother to a very happy 19 month old little boy, this is an arguement I am already used to having and something that makes me…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on April 2, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments
I've been struck down by something recently. It's had a really powerful affect on me, it's pulled the rug from underneath my feet and made me feel, well a bit like I'm on some sort of drugs (well what I imagine drugs to feel like as the only drugs I've…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on March 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
After reading an article yesterday about how often you should bathe your child, I started to think about our own bath time routine. Joshua is 18 months old now and since he was a few weeks old we have given him a bath every night, without fail. In fact the only time he's missed his night time bath is on the odd occassion when we've had no hot water (thanks to a crumby boiler!).
Bath time is important not just for the obvious cleanliness reasons but for Joshua it's a change of…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on March 18, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments
I know I risk getting things thrown at me for saying this but trust me I do appreciate it fully, so please refrain from hating me quite so much...Joshua has always been a very good sleeper. I've said this before and I do…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 29, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
There is one thing that someone can say to me that annoys me more than anything else. Usually because of the type of questions that I ask in order to recieve this particular response, it will be coming from my partner. This then usually results in me wanting to scream with frustration as I picture bashing him round the head with a saucepan or other heavy object. What reply am I talking about? ..."When the time is right".
In our five years together, I've heard this MANY times from…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 20, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Ok so it's time I wrote about something that has really affected my parenting. It's something that I know causes a lot of backlash and something people have very strong opinions on. I've been holding off writing this post because of this very reason but I've read some really interesting things this week that has really given me a kick in this direction. If you didn't know I'm talking about routine. The Gina Ford routine to be more precises.…Continue
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 17, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
If you're reading this, firstly don't be alarmed. I'm not some nut-job trying to freak you out, I am infact...You. Just several years down the line. wanting to wave my magic wand and send you a few little pointers my dear. Fairy Godmother style!
Firstly, there are some things you need to do more of. I know you never really think deeply about these things but that's why I'm pointing them out. You know all those afternoon naps you like to take on weekends?…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 16, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
This last week my son learnt something new. This isn't uncommon as he's 17 months old and his brain is like a sponge, he's soaking up the world around him and in his sleep his brain turns his observations in to potential actions. I've been one of those mum who watches him with intense curiosity when he's learning something and then burst in to applause as I burst with pride as he does it (yes, it's had a negative affect at times when it's made him jump and then cry as he hasn't noticed mummy…Continue
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 15, 2012 at 3:56am — No Comments