With so many parents struggling with and/or worrying about how to entertain their children over the summer holidays, I’ve been looking back at how things used to be. How were your summer holidays spent as a child? what about you parents and grandparents?
Are you the primary carer of your children? Do you find it hard to trust other people with their care? You aren’t alone. A survey from Withings reveals that over half of all new mums don’t trust anyone but themselves to look after their baby. 55% of mums polled said they don’t trust their mum, […]
Guest Post by Gabriella Diesendorf. Gabriella is a freelance writer from Australia and a devoted mother. She loves badgering about beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques, and if you mention attachment parenting or natural makeup she will bore you to death. The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren bears a great significance for children’s development. Not only can a strong […]
I’m not very good at accepting help. If anyone asks if they can help me, my default response is that I’m ok thank you, even if I’m juggling several things at once. I don’t really think about how they could help, just that whatever I’m doing is possible for me to do on my own […]
I’ve read quite a few articles lately about women having it all and if I’m honest they have me a little ruffled. These articles relate to the ability of women these days to be able to have a career, have a family, have time to themselves and time with friends. All the articles I’ve read […]
I have never smoked, never even picked up a cigarette. Smoking is something I feel very strongly about. Smoking killed all four of my grandparents, three of them had died by the time I was ten. Smoking, robbed me of my grandparents. I’m the person that will cross my entire family across the road to […]
Welcome to the first in our series of articles on family-friendly days out. For the first installment of this series we headed to the Monkey Forest in the grounds of the Trentham Estate. This is about a one hour drive from us. When you arrive you pull into a large car park which is free of […]
Do you love a good Panto? Were you sorry when traditional Panto season was over? There are a number of Easter Pantos around this year so whilst the children are off school it might be worth seeing what is on in your local area and having some fun family time together. A good Panto never […]