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    Dear Pickle: Your First Parents’ Evening

    Dear Pickle,

    Oh, my baby boy. We are so very proud of you. This month, we had your first ever Parents’ Evening at Nursery and I don’t know why, but I was quite nervous beforehand. You see, it’s difficult to know how you’re doing, developmentally. I’m not a toddler expert. I don’t know what’s normal at your age. It’s difficult to know if you should be doing more. Saying more. Communicating better. Or whether you’re doing exactly what’s expected of you. read more

    Dear Pickle, Parenting
    / May 22, 2018
  • Birthday at Umberslade Farm Park

    Happy First Birthday Pickle

    Oh my darling boy. How have we gotten here so quickly? You are now one year old. I can’t even get my head around that. How have you been in our lives for a whole year already? And at the same time, how can it only be a year? I can’t even remember what life was like before you. I almost don’t want to remember… because even though I had much more money, a slimmer waist line and more free time on my hands, my life wasn’t as enriched as it is now. I wasn’t as fulfilled. I didn’t feel anywhere near the same levels of joy and pride I now feel on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Yes, you’ve been bloody hard work at times, but it is always, ALWAYS, worth it.

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    Dear Pickle, Parenting
    / June 7, 2017