Category: Parenting

Best Family Board Games

We love our board games here, absolutely love them. Anyone that follows me on Instagram will no doubt know this as I have shared so many of them on my Stories in recent weeks. In fact, if there’s one thing that gets the most chat and questions over there, it’s …

Siblings January 2019

What a month this last one has been. Since my last siblings update we’ve had all of the fun and chaos of Christmas, a lovely New Year’s Eve trip down to London and then nearly a fortnight of illnesses and being housebound. All the fun! With all of this going …

Siblings December 2018

These two have been so very close over the last month. They have wanted to be with each other all the time and are having happy chats about Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is on and they CANNOT WAIT, apparently! The latest development here is that Little Man is now reading …

Brush Time Fun with Aquafresh

This is advertorial content My kids know that it’s important to look after their teeth. They visit the dentist regularly and she gives them tips on how best to brush their teeth and impresses upon them the importance of doing so. They leave their appointments happy and keen to do …

The Benefits Of Giving Children Pocket Money

A few months ago we decided to start giving our children pocket money. They receive some here and there from family that boosts their money boxes, but they now also receive it regularly from us. They have to earn it, so they each have weekly chores to do, and if …

The Premier League Writing Stars Competition

Today I am working with Premier League Primary Stars as they are sharing news about the Premier League Writing Stars competition 2018. Last year there were over 25,000 entries around the theme of resilience, maybe there will be even more children giving poetry a try this year and entering? Last …

Creating a Family Adventures Jar

I don’t know about you, but my kids have got a lot of ‘stuff’. More ‘stuff’ than they know what to do with, and more ‘stuff’ than even sees the light of day. Which is why this year for Christmas, I’ll be creating a Family Adventures Jar. It’s a present …

Best Book Series’ for Kids Aged 6-10

As regular readers will know, I am a bookworm. And as I am very well aware of the benefits of reading, I am encouraging my children to be bookworms, too. One of the best ways that I have found to do this is to find an author, or even better …

Siblings November 2018

Is it just our household that is seeing excitement levels rising already? Thought not. Christmas is everywhere now, so my two are in the zone. They have a few things going on at school, too, so I can sense that over-excitement lurks just beneath the surface at all times. And …

Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

My daughter turned 9 years old last month and choosing her presents was something of a challenge. She’s at that age where there aren’t loads of things that she ‘needs’, she already has lots of stuff and she didn’t have many items on her wish-list. It seems that I am not …

Things To Tell Your 9 Year Old Daughter Now

My daughter turned 9 last month. Boo is growing up. She is in that middle ground between child and teen, ‘tween’. It’s a tricky age, I think. She swings from being a little girl and wanting to run around playing with her brother, to stomping up the stairs and giving …

Siblings October 2018

I’m not too sure where the last month has gone? Back at school, these two have settled back into the routine, have had lots of parties between them taking up our weekends and we’ve celebrated Boo’s 9th birthday. The time is flying by and we’re hurtling towards the end of …

Happy 9th Birthday, Boo

Today my beautiful daughter is 9 years old. I don’t know why, but ‘9’ just seems so grown up to me. I handled 7 and 8, but 9, 9 just seems too much! Maybe it is because I am seeing those changes in my girl, Boo is definitely growing up …

Managing My Son’s PlayStation Time

If Little Man could do just one thing all day, it would be to play on the PlayStation. Occasionally he’ll change things up and play on the Nintendo Switch or watch people playing on the PlayStation on YouTube, yes really. It’s fair to say that at the tender age of …

Siblings September 2018

Little Man is now 6! Both kids loved celebrating his birthday a couple of weeks ago, on the last day of the holidays. It was lovely to see how excited Boo was for him all day, how keen she was to make sure that he was having a good day …

Do I Make My Children Read?

Do I make my children read? That’s a question that I have been asked this week. Interesting question. And what if I do? Is reading really so bad? Is that so very cruel of me? As it happens, the answer is ‘no’, I don’t ‘make’ my children read. Children that …

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