Too Tired

Currently Mrs Berg and I are running on empty. It’s a struggle to get up. It’s a struggle to focus. It’s a struggle stay focused. It’s all due to the time old affliction every parent (except that one friend from┬áthe school yard pick up, we all have one) experiences, good old sleep deprivation. Because it’s summer, the older kids are up later. The baby keeps … Continue reading Too Tired

Tesco Tactics

All our friends have a shopping day. They get there mothers or inlaws to sit in while they casually browse the shopping isles. We have a different approach. Its called Chaos… Basically the tactic is distract and shop. I generally run the distraction, (actually I’m sure thats just my full time role within our famliy unit) which involves getting a seperate shopping trolly and pileing … Continue reading Tesco Tactics

Harry Potter and the Encouraging Father

My 10 year old has loved reading since she started primary school. Her teachers and her report cards always praised the level and speed she consumed literature. Obviously this is something that we have always encouraged. I had the same depth of interest at her age and I connect with her through the thought that this is something that I have gifted to her. I … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Encouraging Father

Do you really move up a rank when you’re a Parent?

When you become a parent do you move up or back down? Ok so when you become a parent you traditionally expect that you are now the parent, your parents are now grandparents and your grandparents are now great grandparents, right. So everyone moves up one. However this morning I sat down with my coffee and my toast. Put the TV on and realised something. … Continue reading Do you really move up a rank when you’re a Parent?

My wife has Coeliac – My Frustrating Journey

My wife has coeliac disease. Her mother has it, her Grandad died because he didn’t stick to the diet. It is very likely that one or more of our children will get it during their lifetime. She was officially diagnosed with coeliac in 2010, which seems like forever ago now, but she was aware of the condition since a young age. So what is coeliac … Continue reading My wife has Coeliac – My Frustrating Journey