Parenting, Writing

Is this Still a Parenting Blog?

April 17, 2018 | 14 Comments

You probably haven’t noticed that my blog posts are less frequent than usual, but I have. At my most productive I was churning out about three posts a week, but now I’m struggling to complete even one a week, and this little fact follows me around on my shoulder all day long.

I also counted the ten last posts that I’ve written personally, and only two were specifically related to parenting. The other eight definitely mentioned my family, but they were on general topics like food and books and style and travel. Can I still call this a parenting blog then? Parents, by their nature, are (mostly) multi-faceted humans, made up of different interests beyond their children and their immediate needs, so it’s natural that their blogs would be too. Continue Reading…

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What Absence Does

April 11, 2018 | 3 Comments

My husband is in India, riding rickshaws around the South of the country. Tonight he sent me a video of him and his mates at a rooftop bar overlooking a new city they were visiting, as the sun set and the cool music played. I, on the other hand, sent him pictures of how clean our carpets looked after we had them steam cleaned today.

This is how life is though, isn’t it, especially if you have young children – you can’t both always take the trip of a lifetime, so you have to tag team. Being the lone adult in the household is something many people do on a daily basis, but I am out of practise and it’s made me realise that I’ve got a bit lazy around doing certain things. Continue Reading…