Dare I say...we are not a huge fans of Halloween?! The 31st October has puzzled me at times - what to do for the best? I recall feeling fearful as a child at this time of year and even our own little ones didn't even like 'mascot bears', let alone the relentless door knocking on … Continue reading Want to know why we don’t love Halloween?
AT SOME POINT, let's be honest, our small people will get lost in a big shops, wander off on beaches - even the thing they wander off to sometimes wanders off too - they forget to take keys & get wrong buses home. THIS POST is checking if we & our kids are prepared … Continue reading ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ Pt 1
There's something quite special about getting to the school holidays (if the dates work) & being home with the kids. I treasure how, by the end of the week, the kids seem more like mine again - sounding less like the pressures of the classroom and less like the person they have to be to … Continue reading I Survived The School Holidays!
Following on from my last post I thought I'd share a more practical blog and some tips on how to party without pressure..... Making memories and keeping traditions are super important to us, and it doesn't need to cost a lot to create an unforgettable birthday or celebrate and make an occasion special. We have … Continue reading A Bit of Thrifty Party Planning
Do you look at other parents through the highlight reel of social media - everyone's perfect day, perfect children, perfect meals - and think everyone else has got it all together? In truth, those of us behind the camera don't always feel we are getting it right. Overwhelmed with daily life, anxiety can kick in, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Parenting Under Pressure
Before you are ready, your kids are ready to talk about SEX! Talking about sex to children is not straightforward! Each child is different. All 3 of mine became curious around 8. Sadly we never got the text-book 'I rocked explaining sex to my children' moment, but we did have a laugh trying... 1st time … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex
Have I ever told you that my middle son was very shy? To be honest, I quite liked it. Whenever we would meet new people he would bury his head into me and whisper in my ear, BUT one day I felt a nudge, I had a choice - I could hold him close and … Continue reading We want our kids to be confident & here’s how to build it!
Computers, devices, smartphones and consoles are amazing and I am very grateful for them, but I am even more passionate about my children learning from authentic human interaction, communication & touch that can never be replicated in technology. We are not trying to build a control based, fear & rule keeping family, but instead a culture … Continue reading Top 10 Device Tips – for under 10’s