The importance of sharing hobbies and interests with our children

As my kids are growing I am realising more and more how our own interests and hobbies influence our children and their world. It may be your love of music, cooking, exercise or cars. Maybe your passion for art, sports or recycling. It’s all a part of their world because it’s a part of yours.

We finally had craft /art time!

We finally had craft /art time! ☀️
It’s been rather cold lately but the sun is shining today – making the frost and ice glisten so beautifully.

It’s feel like ages since we took time to do art and crafts. Happy to say we had a much needed chill out, creative session.
Carson (age 2) has been begging me to paint and keeps pointing at the bottles of paint in the storage cupboard. Unfortunately things have been busy and therefore no opportunity to have operation clean up the paint. So we revisited watercolour pencils and watercolour paper. This time we used some of our coffee stencils.

We blinked and you grew

This is the last week of term but for us (and many Mums and Dads we know) it’s the last week of nursery. In August our older son Owen will officially be in primary school or P1. Following many, many discussions with other parents it seems we are all emotional wrecks while the children are so excited and keep asking when is nursery over? When will I go to big school?

Only little for a little

This week it feels like the home has been a constant mess. The more I tried to tidy up the worse it got. As one box was filled another was emptied. As one pile of clothing was folded another pile was unfolded and used as superhero attire. As the dishes where cleared I blinked and as if by magic an even bigger stack appeared – a very generous dish fairy indeed.