When you become a parent people often say, ‘Welcome to the club,’ what they perhaps should say is ‘Goodbye to life as you know it.’ Life changes dramatically when you have a child. Nothing can quite prepare you for becoming a parent.
As a parent it can take a long time to work out what ‘works’ for your children. OK, so some children might eat and drink well and as a parent you never have any concerns…but, chatting to many parents over the years, my experience is that these are unusual situations for parents to find themselves […]
So, mums out there, who remembers their first period? Do you remember where your were, if your were prepared, if it caught you by surprise and who was there for you to talk to about it? I remember mine, and I remember it was a Sunday, and I was 11, and feeling grateful I wasn’t […]
Preparing your child for the first day of school can be a challenge. You want to talk about it enough that they are prepared, but not too much that you overload them and they are fed up of school before they have even started. It’s a delicate balance. The thing is that there is no […]
Halloween will soon be here and the streets will be crawling with Trick or Treaters. As a child I only remember going once, with some neighbours one year. Our children have been a couple of times and loved it, but as where we live now is not really practical for walking around in the dark, […]
It’s been a while since the children did any gardening so we’ve made the most of the good weather this week and done some spring planting. The little boys got busy in the garden whilst the big kids were at school. They miss them terribly during the day so it’s useful to keep them as […]
Every parent knows that keeping their children safe is one of the biggest challenges that any of us ever face. These little people seem to have a genuine skill for attracting danger. Protecting them is a constant battle, especially when it comes to the family home. You can take control of the situation, though. These […]