Art, chaos + some phonics & number videos

Well hey! It’s been a manic week with the book launch (details here!) and I’m so happy so many of you have said such lovely things about Megara’s Magic School: Bedtime Spell for Dragon Realms. Incase you missed it, there’s an interviewhttps://brionywrites.com/2022/08/31/interview-with-kateryna-diachenko-illustrator-of-megaras-magic-school-based-in-kyiv-ukraine/ with the wonderful illustrator Kateryna Diachenko based on Kyiv, Ukraine here on art, … Continue reading Art, chaos + some phonics & number videos

My new children’s book, Megara’s Magic School – out now!

Today’s the day! My children’s book is out (and available here!) It’s been so much fun getting here and I’m so excited you can all now get your hands on what started as a little story tapped into notes on my phone, in the dark, next to my sleeping little girl. Watch the trailer above! … Continue reading My new children’s book, Megara’s Magic School – out now!

Little hello, nearly 21m! Rhythm changes, life updates…

Not long after sharing our weekly rhythm with Cub at 16m, I scrapped it because Cub and I just can’t seem to get into making it to things on schedule even if they are outdoor activities! So we tend to just stick to our walks, morning and afternoon (in the heatwave this reduced sadly!), and … Continue reading Little hello, nearly 21m! Rhythm changes, life updates…

The time we told a Harley Street paediatrician where to go ~ (yep, they tried to wade in on baby sleep…)

I’m going to be lazy and link to the Instagram post I did rather than reblog here. Here’s the doodling I did on this experience - For Cub, Wildfire (I’ll never not come). I count myself incredibly lucky that I discovered Lyndsey Hookway and learned about biologically normal infant sleep during pregnancy. Not a bone … Continue reading The time we told a Harley Street paediatrician where to go ~ (yep, they tried to wade in on baby sleep…)

Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

I can’t think now how I came to discover parenting without punishment specifically - I think it must have been something I naturally discovered having got really into the neuroscience and psychology of child development during pregnancy, and once you know how that works there’s no going back. One tricky side effect of that research … Continue reading Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

A little day in the life

It’s so lovely now we’re finally getting some milder weather. Brisk, cool but not freezing, and sunshine is my favourite combination, and Cub is happier because we can go outside so much more easily. Fancied a little rough day in the life post today… so here we go. Cub woke up at 7.25, and we … Continue reading A little day in the life

Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Up until now… I’ve never been a big attender of baby classes, not just because of lockdown and not just because I’m an introvert who prefers my own company - I don’t really believe they’re necessary and Cub benefitted from and enjoyed free movement and play and just being read to endlessly at home with … Continue reading Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

When I was younger (like MUUUUCH younger!) I thought I’d go back to work after having a baby at 6 weeks post partum. I guess I thought I’d be a career mum and back in my Jimmy Choos. Christ knows why. Maybe movies? Media? It felt more feminist to teenage me? Who knows. (Still a … Continue reading Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

A new notebook? Ramblings ~ Mothering Hurricanes #1

It’s been a long time since I blogged and over the sixteen plus months I’ve had my daughter, I’ve obviously not only struggled to find time to, but turned my obsessive and nerdy attention to different things - quite a departure from the stuff I’d previously have posted about - I.e. parenting and motherhood. I’m … Continue reading A new notebook? Ramblings ~ Mothering Hurricanes #1