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
I was such an earnest, so new at it mum - I read every practical parenting mag and lived off every flyer from the midwife (pre-easy internet days). I totally sweated about microscopic, and now laughable, things. I did it by the book the first time round and now wish I hadn't. So much has … Continue reading A Letter to My New Mummy Self
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
When they are little so many of the things they need we find easy to give, as they grow older don't stop, here's a few simple essential steps I try and take every day: 1) STOP Everything 2) Close your computer 3) Turn your phone upside-down 4) Mute the TV … Continue reading Keep it Simple
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!
Children get angry from time to time. Little people express themselves in very loud, untidy, demonstrative & creative ways - and often at the most inappropriate times! But remember We are raising humans not robots, NOT every book/blog/method works on every child, and I believe parents need to think outside the box on discipline and … Continue reading It’s MY party and I WILL cry if I want to!
We ALL have days when we would rather press the snooze button, or go the long way home, or disappear on a device, but as parents WE have the chance to fill everyday with purpose OR let everyday pass us by. So, here's a few simple thoughts that help me enjoy my family life. … Continue reading Enjoying Family Life?