When I had to be a helicopter mum – Wordless Wednesday.

As soon as our son's drains, needles and tubes were removed, he sprung back to life. Less than 48 hours after major surgery he was keen to 'show off' his hospital surroundings to his siblings. I was a helicopter mum for a bit there, worrying that he might overdo it, but thankfully he knew his … [Read more...]

Do we trust our small kids too much? Or is play dough up the nose part of growing up?

There's nothing like play dough up a nose to ruin your day. I suppose it's better than a marble - but worse than a pea, which I'm told usually breaks down quickly. Quite frankly it never entered my mind that my three-year-old would shove it up his schnoz (yes this is an actual word now … [Read more...]