How do you tell your children about climate change?

This cartoon of my daughter aged 7 is basically a revamp of an earlier cartoon I drew when she was 4: Her reactions have not changed in that time, she is still very sensitive and prone to dramatic meltdowns about the smallest of things, and I still haven’t had a talk with her or herContinue reading “How do you tell your children about climate change?”

It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..

I don’t know how much of it is wilful ignorance and how much is actual ignorance, but many people I know are in complete denial about how bad flying is. They are the kind of people who would say they ‘believe’ in climate change and want to do their bit for the environment, but willContinue reading “It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..”

Doom scrolling

There is a lot of weird downtime with parenting a two and a half year old when you don’t know when you are next going to be needed but it is probably going to be in the next five to ten minutes and so actually scrolling through Twitter is just about the only thing youContinue reading “Doom scrolling”

Covid times with children

We took our two year old to a restaurant for the first time over the summer and she didn’t understand the concept at all: This autumn/winter so far in Brussels has been extremely rainy and with the Covid situation getting steadily worse our social life has become non-existent:

Family Life

A large part of our family life is shouting things/desperately trying to hear what is being shouted up and down the staircase while one or both children has a meltdown. I have no idea what people with big houses do! Also I’m not sure how much it’s pandemic related or how much it just isContinue reading “Family Life”

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”