How are they so different??

Our daughters are SO different! The younger one is so happy and cheerful and makes me feel like an excellent parent- since she could say them at 18 months old she started dropping please and thank you into conversation without prompting, and at random points in the day she will ask for a cuddle orContinue reading “How are they so different??”

Covid and Childcare

We live in Brussels and have two daughters, one who is 6 and in her last year of ‘maternelle’ or nursery school, and one is now 2 who is normally at creche (daycare) 4 days a week. In Belgium they re-opened creches as of May 2020 and nursery school age children were allowed back toContinue reading “Covid and Childcare”

Birth story

My second daughter arrived 11 days early- luckily a couple of days after the Tour de France cycling competition passed near our house otherwise with all the road closures I’m not sure how we would have made it to the hospital! I had an epidural for my second labour whereas I had a natural birthContinue reading “Birth story”

A children’s story set in the future…

…in a world where we have actually decided to do all the things we know will work and have the technology to do right now to reduce carbon emissions: GOING TO THE LIBRARY 2025 THE END For more background information on the story and why I imagine the future looking this way, please read thisContinue reading “A children’s story set in the future…”