About Parenthood

The ‘Wonder Years’

They say that the Wonder Years are the ages between six and twelve, I have no idea why they have that name, but suspect it's something to do with the utter wonder, delight and relief we parents experience when our children are that age. We have survived the misery of the baby and toddler in-the-trenches… Continue reading The ‘Wonder Years’

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Behold the Wonder of a Book Nook — Parent Co.

I LOVE these ideas, I'll be making one of them tomorrow with a mosquito net and cushions for the kiddos. The milk bottle nook is amazing too... After a school day, my boys need some quiet time on their own. We live in rural Arizona in a spread out ranch style house, so space isn’t… Continue reading Behold the Wonder of a Book Nook — Parent Co.

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How to Help Kids Create a Culture of Personal Accountability — Parent Co.

'spilling water is normal, but cleaning the mess up is also normal'. Here is some gentle and sensible advice on enabling our children to become mature and considerate adults. Even the youngest kids benefit from knowing they are responsible for their behavior. Personal accountability means teaching kids that actions have consequences. Protecting our kids and… Continue reading How to Help Kids Create a Culture of Personal Accountability — Parent Co.

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Food, Travel

‘broad bean’ and other edible body shapes…?

Or 'My Button Keeps Popping off My Pants and other Sad Stories' I am fortunate to have been pretty much the same shape and size my whole adult life but now I have bumped into a bit of a mental hurdle and I'm literally clambering over it to the next dress size up. It hasn't… Continue reading ‘broad bean’ and other edible body shapes…?

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About Parenthood, Creativity, Europe, Exploring Faith, Food, Project Write, Travel

10 beautiful things that make me grateful.

This post is inspired by two other bloggers: Ladynicci and You Baby Me Mummy who both recently wrote lists on gratitude and beauty. I think I'm meant to showcase some new products but as I have not received any freebies I'm not feeling the love need. So instead my first impulse was to write about all my… Continue reading 10 beautiful things that make me grateful.

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Forget Keeping up with the Kardashians, how’s about at Home with the Henwicks?

I think I have a grip on this whole vlogging/You-Tube/reality TV phenomenon. I have casually noticed my girls mention a young attractive British couple who vlog on You-Tube and it seems that millions of other people watch them while they put on makeup, do DIY projects, go shopping and eat out. Then this couple, because they… Continue reading Forget Keeping up with the Kardashians, how’s about at Home with the Henwicks?

About Parenthood, Europe, Travel

On holidays the camera never lies, but the photographer sometimes does.

Once again this year I carefully selected my favourite photographs of our holiday to showcase on Facebook. Funnily enough I didn't take any pictures of the less than memorable moments, and like any family holiday, there were quite a lot of them. Our recent getaways have been peppered with illness, car breakdowns and near death… Continue reading On holidays the camera never lies, but the photographer sometimes does.