Will Women Be Getting A Better Deal By The Time My Twins Finish School?

Our twin girls, R & M will be seven years old on their next birthday which is in February, by which time they will be halfway through Year 2 which is also their final year in infants, before moving on to junior school. Before I know it, they will be in secondary school and preparing for university. It sounds crazy I know, but it will be around in the blink of an eye. Recently the UK had a visit from the current president of the United States of America. The protest against his visit was immense and I hope that… [Read More]

OMG! My Daughter E Is 21 Years Old today

It’s been 21 years today since I first held my daughter in my arms for the very first time. The memory is as clear today as if it was yesterday. So much has happened in 21 years and it’s frightening how quickly the time has gone by. When you were born you weighed just over 5lbs and within 24 hours you gave us all a fright by turning blue and having a shallow breath. It turned out you were using all your energy to breathe and didn’t have any energy to feed. After a couple of weeks in hospital you… [Read More]

The Cost Of Summer Holidays With Post Office Money #Ad

The summer holidays are nearly upon us. This is a mind boggling six plus weeks of entertaining your children day after day for six weeks. It’s hard and it’s even harder when you are trying to not to spend too much money. Well, this summer I have been challenged by Post Office Money to share my budget boredom buster, which will hopefully reduce the cost of summer in our home. My six year old twin girls are big fans of Ninja Warrior UK, and ok yes, I love it too! When the show is on, we let the girls stay… [Read More]

Finding The Balance Between Teaching The Basics And Technology With Our Kids

The world we live into today is now totally reliant and massively influenced by the internet, with social media being at the forefront of all of this. There is of course no doubt that my six year old twin girls will be hugely influenced by technology and the internet, and there will be nothing I can do about it because it’s going to be their world. In fact, it is there world. Two of my older children actually don’t remember life without the internet, and they are respectively 19 and 20 years old, which for me ultimately shows how long… [Read More]

How Much DIY Help Is Possible When Your Child Is Depressed?

Have you ever had the experience of your responsibilities and abilities being entirely mismatched, and not in a good way? If you can answer “no” to this question, is your name James Bond? A large part of parenting seems to involve confronting problems with no obvious solutions, or even an entry in the Parenting Manual’s index. Seeing that your child may be suffering from depression can certainly make you wonder what to do next. Encourage Shared Activities It’s obvious when you think about it, but scheduling a time in your day planner marked “serious talk about depression”, forcing your child… [Read More]

Should You Intervene When Your Children Are Arguing?

When I was growing up I was one of three children. My siblings were a lot older than me so arguing with them never seemed an issue. If anything I was spoiled by them, which I have to admit gives me fond memories. When I had my own children it was quite a shocking revelation to see siblings argue. From my first marriage I have three children. The age gap of all three of them is just three and half years, which is very close. As they grew up I started to see more arguments happen between them and initially… [Read More]

Oh No! It’s One Of Those Texts Again

Last year in March 2017 I wrote a post called Oh No! A Text I Never Wanted To Read. The post was all about my eldest daughter texting me about possibly going to live in Australia. My heart sank instantly and I struggled to come to terms with the thought of one of my children living on the other side of the world. I have only gone and had another one of those texts. Since March of last year not a lot has been said about going to live in Australia until just a few days ago. Yes! The dread… [Read More]

Oral-B Star Wars Brush Like A Hero

I have recently teamed up with Oral-B and their range of Star Wars toothbrushes and toothpaste for children. The importance of oral hygiene cannot be emphasised enough. It’s so important to start teaching children this as early as possible. Did you know that as soon as a tooth appears you need to start brushing it? It’s important to get children into the habit of brushing their teeth, so that your children don’t see it as a chore, but as a pleasure to keep their teeth clean and in good health just like superheroes! That’s why Oral-B are encouraging us as parents to… [Read More]