I don’t think that anyone can ever be a perfect parent and I don’t believe in parenting experts. What I do believe though, is that as parents we become experts in our own children. That doesn’t mean we don’t get it wrong, hell, we get it wrong all the time, it just means we know our children best.
A hot topic One of the common discussion topics between parents is about the time they have planned away from their children. You hear it all the time, normally when parents are talking together. Lots of parents discuss the rough weeks they’ve had and how much they are looking forward to a night off from […]
When I’m considering furniture, the primary decision is always how family-friendly it is. Our children are little whirlwinds, so anything that doesn’t seem child-friendly doesn’t get a look in normally. Considerations There is so much to think about when deciding if a piece of furniture is family-friendly. Does it have sharp corners? Is it the […]
Advent calendars are fun. They are something I remember from my childhood and something I’ve always done for my children. Did you have an advent calendar as a child? Home Start in our area have a campaign going to ensure that every child has an advent calendar this December. In our area they are being […]
Many women experience changes to their bodies over time, changes that might seem irreversible, changes that we don’t embrace, but learn to live with. These changes might be as a result of the ageing process in general, pregnancy and childbirth, the menopause, or an illness or surgery even. I’m talking about things like stretch marks, […]
Sick ends up being one of the signature scents of parents for a period of the parenting journey at least. Often of course combined in a wonderful concoction with a range of other baby and child related smells. It’s kind of just how it goes and part of the ride, but any parent will tell […]
When you have children in the home, slowly but surely their toy collections build up and up. Suddenly the home is littered with possessions, items, toys and other technology and gadgets. It’s a nightmare when you have to clear up the floor and furniture. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time and you have to just […]
I’ve talked quite a bit on the blog before about encouraging the children to help around the house, how this can not only get things done, but also provide both enjoyment and a learning experience for the children. The children love to help out with: watering plants; vacuuming; sorting out recycling, matching socks up from […]