Friendly Neighbourhood Spider Heroes

Last year was the first time Iris recommended a book to me (see previous post https://thereadingmum.com/2019/08/09/two-in-one/). Unsurprisingly, she has not repeated this until recently. Why unsurprisingly? As much as she loves reading, she is also a tad lazy and prefers books that don't tax her as much. The upshot of this is that she often... Continue Reading →

Crivens! Ach We’re in Real Trouble Noo

It seems as if the world has gone a bit mad between all the restrictions and the toilet paper obsession. In Australia, they haven't closed the schools. However, we've made the decision, like many families who can, to take Iris out of school. It was perhaps a blessing that I stopped work last October. I'm... Continue Reading →

Being True to Oneself

I have to admit, I was in two minds about Pippi after reading the first book. She struck me as arrogant, conceited, inconsiderate and belligerent. This was especially after reading the circus scene. Her complete disregard for authority was rather grating to me as a parent. However, I also had to admit that she was... Continue Reading →

The Good Owl Times

I have a thing for owls. When people ask what animal I relate to, I think of an owl - all-seeing and a wicked hunter (of dirt and missing things). Add to that the amazing old-fashioned illustrations and you couldn't stop me from picking up this gem at the op-shop if you chucked Chris Hemsworth... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Subtly

So I had a minor-major mum moment on Sunday where I realised, slightly tearfully, that my baby is well and truly growing up. Horns Tails Spikes and Claws by J. Elizabeth Mills and Jef Czekaj was one of my opshop finds a few years ago. It's one of those mix-and-match books you can flip different... Continue Reading →

Mama Humour

So I just realised I forgot to post the pics of my library in my last post. Here it is! Admittedly, we don't spend a huge amount of time reading here. However, I'm guessing this will change once we get the custom seat cushion for the bench put in. To combat the hypocrisy of berating... Continue Reading →

Facing Fear with Fear

We are two weeks away from moving into our brand new house. Those in the know will be aware of the arduous nature of this particular journey. From the moment we chose a builder, it has been THREE years in the making. Rather than go into vent-mode, I have chosen to look forward and am... Continue Reading →

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