Slow parenting is really hard

It’s so easy to turn to the ‘one eyed baby sitter’ ( the TV !!!!!) and ask them to take over. Especially when you’re tired, especially when the kids are tired and especially when they’re driving you nuts. But hang on in there if you can. ‘If you can keep your head when everyone around you is losing theirs’ then calmly reach for the blog ‘ my son ‘ (sorry parody of the Rudyard Kipling poem ‘If’ going on there). Reach for the scissors, reach for the glue, the aprons, the baking parchment and the gardening gloves !!! Slow parenting’s the solution and slow mum’s got ideas a plenty if you need. Recipes, indoor games, outdoor adventures, craft, excursions, gardening , there’s something for everyone. Slow parenting’s not easy though, takes a bit of gumption and a hell of a lot of will power but it’s worth it by jove. Happy kids and happy you :-)))

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Progress report!

Today is the day of my 100th blog and 100 days in, I am happy to report that ‘slow mumming’ is definitely having a positive effect on my parenting! By consciously trying to slow down, I have become a much happier parent and I think my children are happier too. We’ve got a slower, calmer timetable now and the changes I’ve made have freed up our time so the children can enjoy life at their own pace. Play date mania has been curbed, party acceptances refined, television consumption lessened and free play and family time increased and protected. Life has become more simple in a way and the children have found great pleasure in the simpler things in life and are enjoying the great outdoors in copious quantities. Role play has rocketed, creative play has soared, we’re talking more, eating together more and more than anything are just happier and more satisfied. Here’s to the next 100!!

Here’s a pick of some of my favourite blogs from the last 100 days…………………………

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/thou-shall-hev-a-fishy/

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/the-humble-paper-aeroplane/

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/puddle-jumping-is-good-for-the-soul/

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/stop-and-stare-for-a-while/

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/jam-tarts-lovely/

https://slowmumincambridge.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/i-b-hate-playdough-but-ive-got-to-admit-its-a-good-slowie/

They’ll be more to come. Watch this space 🙂