A nationwide study of British parents has found as many as 87 percent of mums and dads worry that they do not play or engage enough with their children. Is this something you worry about? Are we so time tight these days that simple things like just playing suffer?
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you are all reminding each other how much you love each other today. Clearly we should do that every day but today is another good reminder. For Valentine’s Day, UNICEF is releasing a beautiful new video paying tribute to the one of the greatest loves of all – the […]
Knocks, bumps, scratches and cuts are a normal part of childhood. As parents we deal with lots of these in the first years of our children’s lives. I don’t think it gets easier necessarily, but you do come to realise that you can’t prevent these things from happening and that really it is a natural […]
Have you noticed how some adults seem to be very pessimistic much of the time, and others can be the total opposite and seemingly that happy with their lives? Who you become as an adult and the attitude you have towards life is a result of so many factors: your upbringing; past experiences; your education; […]
Becoming a parent is a responsibility like no other. As a mother, from the second I knew my children were growing inside me, I was working towards offering them a bright future. I never drank alcohol, I ate well, I took supplements, I exercised, I attended all my health checks and scans and so on. […]
What are your earliest memories as a child? I always struggle with this one as I think it can be hard to work out what you remember and what you remember being told sometimes. I used to think that one of my earliest memories was stepping out of my parents’ camper bus and into a […]
Just as I thought the better weather was upon us here and we could bid farewell to winter colds, two of the children have come down with a nasty cough and cold. I am not a fan of cough mixture so always try to manage by increasing fluid and riding it out. We have found […]
Eczema can be miserable at any age but when it is the children that are suffering, it can be especially tricky to deal with. Two of my four children suffer with eczema and it comes and gos and alters in severity depending on the time of year. It generally seems worse during the winter months […]