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An English Mamma in Stockholm: toddler iphone hipstamatic ballard hipstapak

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” Little O: moody shades but a happy boy (using the new Ballard hipstapak from Hipstamatic) ° ° ° Baby E: what noise do bears make? Grrrr…! ° ° ° Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me. ° ° ° Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission. ... Continue Reading...

Parenting: the hardest job there is

An English Mamma in Stockholm: boys toddlers basket swing playground

Yesterday was one of those days, you know, when this parenting gig just seems too hard, too complicated. Parenting in survival mode. Yes, parenting is hard. We have some problems recently with Little O being too rough with Baby E: pushing and hitting and also some biting. When it happens, we remove O from the room immediately and comfort E. Then we talk to O, reinforcing why he must not do it and ... Continue Reading...

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An English Mamma in Stockholm: boys toddlers basket swing playground

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This week I only had photos of the two of them together. This was one of the best: them enjoying the basket swing early yesterday morning at the playground. Baby E is back up to his old tricks and has been waking increasingly early. Yesterday, it was at 5.20am, waking the whole household. On the bright side, at least we got the pick ... Continue Reading...

Portraits 12/52

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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” Little O: In his newly created hiding place ° ° ° Baby E: Little Mr Serious ° ° ° ° ° ° Weekly portraits of the boys, linking up with Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me. ° ° ° Content on this site may not be used or reproduced without permission. ... Continue Reading...

The Gallery: Adventure

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Last week we went on a particularly Swedish adventure: a family skiing trip to Sälen (about 350 km north of Stockholm). We went last year, when Little O was nearly three and was able to have three mornings of ski school but Baby E was far too young. This year, we signed Little O up for five mornings of ski school but, at first, we thought that Baby E would still be too little to ski. We realised, ... Continue Reading...