I have always found Winter a difficult time of year. During the cold dark slog of January/February I find myself lacking motivation and in recent years, I have struggled with what I now know where Fibro flare ups. I am not sure if it’s the cold, the dark, the low mood or a mix of all three. But I have noticed, especially last year that the winter felt like one flare up after another.
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I often suffer with parent guilt stemming from all sorts of things. I know that it’s something that a lot of people have to deal with – it seems to be a natural part of parenting. But sometimes I feel like parent guilt is going to overwhelm me. This month it’s the start of Boo’s increased nursery hours which have set off my parent guilt. As she is now three she can have her 15 free hours of childcare.
In an increasingly man-made world I find myself being drawn to things created from natural materials. Like wooden toys for my daughter, there just seems to be something special about the way wooden toys look and feel. So when I was asked if I would like to have a look at the Jord Wood Watches website and see if anything caught my eye, I have to confess I was very happy to! Read More…
It felt like the holidays went to fast and now January is too – but what I also see is how fast Boo is growing up. Sometimes she looks so grown up I wonder where my little baby has gone! Even going out for a short walk, in the rain, I notice changes in her. I love this photo, it was taken on a walk round near where we live and Boo wanted to use her new Gruffalo Umbrella, which she got for Christmas.
And she just looks so big, holding the umbrella (which she actually used properly and not was a weapon as I feared she might). Boo’s is fiercely independent and doesn’t want help with anything. She wanted to hold the umbrella herself, and she wanted to put it up and take it down all by herself. This is another sign that she is growing up (too fast!) and I really need to make the most of all the time we have!
She really does remind me of the line from Shakespeare “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” I hope that my little Boo stays as independent, confident and curious as she is now.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.