1. Potty Training
Louise has found that one of the pluses to Lockdown is that she is not going to be caught on the hop so is getting Luna (2) into grown up pants. It is the perfect time to do it. Click here for her recommended reading to get in the zone.
2. Simple Pleasures
It is school holidays and home learning is on hold. We have been pottering towards Easter, keen to do things with our children that don't involve being online. Bella has been painting stones and Anya has been blowing dust off the flower press. We have been painting A LOT of daffodils.
COFIGHT19 is a campaign to support families and kids over 19 days of lockdown. The brainchild of a teacher at Francis Holland, it is calling on wellbeing experts, sportspeople and other creatives to provide resources to entertain kids and to help you when you feel you are losing it. Check out the 60 Second Challenge set each day by England hockey international, Sam Ward. Throw a teabag into a saucepan; get up from the floor holding a pair of socks between your knees. Competitive siblings will be quickly hooked. Click here to see what we mean!
4. Insta loves of the week
Despite having five ludicrously photogenic children and a house in the country (with ponies), Clover Stroud somehow manages not to be irritating. Her feed is funny, honest and inspiring - a difficult tight rope act. Her book, My Wild and Sleepless Nights, is brilliant too.
Bella Mackie wrote Jog On, a wonderfully readable book about how running helped her mental health and, for as long as we continue to be allowed to pound the streets, every word of it rings extra true. Her insta includes photos from her daily run. The extraordinary in the mundane has rarely been so well captured.
Circumstances make moaning impossible but to have not one broken ankle but two in the same household is surely careless. Caroline's husband was knocked off his bike the day before lockdown began and her son was demonstrating his football skills in the garden on Monday....