Death Of A Seahorse

Our Seahorse joined the family on December 25th 2011. From that day onwards he was very much loved and cherished. For the past 2 and a bit years he has been a constant presence in our bedtime routines. In his early days he would nestle safely in the Moses basket with our little boy. At 3am he would be playing his music on repeat with his beautiful belly glowing. It was a 50/50 chance who he would send to sleep first, me or O. As the final notes of Frère Jacques played out his belly would fade and he would…

View Post

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Toddler Is Tired

How to spot if your toddler is feeling a little tired: 1. They yawn. 2. They tug on their ears. 3. They appear a little irrational and may be easily upset. 4. They scream blue murder if you don’t agree to their every whim (how unreasonable of you to not let them kick the dogs!) and the more you try to appease them the louder the screams become. 5. They curl up in a naked angry sobbing ball after bath-time (your fault, you did take them out of the bath when it was empty to prevent them getting cold, you…

View Post

The Ordinary Moments #3

I love to watch my son sleep. Now that’s he’s a fully fledged toddler he’s more often than not on the go, playing with his cars, helicopters and balloons or just dancing away to Miley Cyrus ( he made me play We Can’t Stop 5 times on repeat yesterday, and sulked when I refused to play it a 6th time). I’m well aware that at some point in the next 12 months his afternoon nap times may become a thing of the past so I’m treasuring these moments while we still have them. Little O loves his kip and like…

View Post