How to be a Good Enough Parent: A Case Study

One thing in common when deciding if you are a Good Enough Parent

After talking to many parents over the years, there is always one thing that holds them back from feeling like they are doing a great job of parenting: other people’s opinions.

How to be a Good Enough Parent: A Case Study

Case Study: Using the Pushchair

I remember having an unpleasant experience when walking down the street with my son when he was in his pushchair, several years ago. I was made to feel like I wasn’t a good enough parent. My son had been in a seat that had faced me until he was about 1 year old. We walked along and I spoke to him as we went. As he got older and taller, I used a pushchair that faced outwards. In my mind, he was then able to look around at the environment to learn more about his surroundings. I consciously made sure that I stopped the pushchair to speak to him now and again, pointing out things that he might not have seen before. We were always chatting!

I was quite confident with this method of walking around town with my son. That was, until a man and a woman stopped me in the street to tell me that, in their opinion, I shouldn’t be using this type of pushchair. Continue reading How to be a Good Enough Parent: A Case Study

Cotswold RAW Dog Food Review

This is our Cotswold RAW dog food review.

We spend a lot of time searching for the right foods for mine and H’s food intolerances as well as finding recipes to suit our needs.  It has struck me that I do not tend to do the same for Floppy dog.  After being asked to try Floppy with Cotswold RAW dog food for this review, it has got me thinking more about what I actually feed her.

Cotswold RAW dog food

Tinned Dog Food and Biscuits

Floppy has a diet of tinned dog food and dog biscuits.  Previously, I started her off with left overs from our foods with her biscuits.  She didn’t always react well to them so we tried out a few different types of biscuits and tinned dog foods to see which worked best with her. Continue reading Cotswold RAW Dog Food Review

Walking the dog: Please can we go for a walk now? Places to walk the dog.

Places to Walk the Dog

We have often struggled with finding places to walk the dog.  Floppy used to be great on the lead as a small puppy.  I used to take her on three walks per day, which she loved.  Walking her around town and by the riverside was very relaxing for all of us.  Plus, Floppy burned off that puppy energy which stopped her getting into mischief as much.

Pulling on the Lead

Fast forward a year and Floppy suddenly became hard work on the lead.  As she became bigger, she became much stronger.  So much so that she pulled me over a few times.  After that, I only took her for a walk down the fields near my Mum and Dad’s house.  I was worried that I could not control her well enough in a busy area with two children too. Continue reading Places to Walk the Dog

Blogging Goals for 2017. You can download your free goal setting worksheet for 2017. Picture from Pixabay.

Blogging Goals for 2017 with Free Goal Setting Worksheet

I have been thinking a lot about my blogging goals for 2017 for Dillydrops blog. It has been difficult to narrow down my top goals as I seem to have so many in my mind.

Blogging Successes in 2016

Dillydrops has been very successful in 2016. I am very proud that I reached my aim of ten thousand followers on Instagram. Originally, I had aimed to improve my photography skills but as I understood more about how to take better pictures, the more interested I was in Instagram. I am hoping to grow my Instagram more in the coming year.

I have enjoyed learning more about blogging and have learnt how to make a child theme. This means that each time WordPress updates, I do not have to change the code Continue reading Blogging Goals for 2017 with Free Goal Setting Worksheet

It is very important to get your boiler serviced regularly. Plumbing, heating, heating engineers.

The Importance of Servicing the Boiler

After a friend of mine had a scary experience with her boiler, we have all realised the importance of servicing the boiler regularly.

Visiting Baby

My friend recently had a baby. When her baby was a few weeks old, we spent some time visiting and meeting baby. We were having a lovely day with lots of baby snuggles when we decided to go for a walk into town to help baby go to sleep after all the excitement of meeting new people.

A Smell of Gas in the Kitchen

On our return, I went into the kitchen to put the kettle on. Continue reading The Importance of Servicing the Boiler