The brilliant authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen came up with this one. Which I have to say is more of a habit you have to get used to than a simple catchphrase or single word. But it works! And it saves you hours of lecturing and losing your mind.
The other day a family friend looked at my bump and said the nicest thing: Wow! Such a cute little belly. You look great! I was caught off-guard because usually people are quick to note that I look huge but I gave her a big smile, said thank you and went on to explain that as this is my third pregnancy I feel I have become an expert in ‘dressing the bump’.
Hello! And Happy New Year to you all! Right now I am writing this blog post with my feet up and a mild curry bubbling away on the stove. Georgie is reading a book in his bedroom, too loudly as usual, and James is fast asleep. So here’s what else we’ve been up to.
I am so excited and honoured to be writing this post and supporting so many small businesses who are taking part in what has to be the best local Christmas giveaway ever! I am genuinely jealous of the person who gets to snag the 11 amazing gifts that are up for grabs.
Last year I put a little list together of things I was looking forward to doing – and shopping for- in the days leading up to Christmas. So here’s this year’s edition including places I want to visit with my boys and where I am planning on getting last-minute gifts from.