How to make sure your kid has the best World Book Day costume

This term I’ve already had to deal with Superhero dress-up day and Victorian dress-up day.  And we still have the celebrated (or rather dreaded) World Book Day to come.  Why I don’t like World Book Day costumes The mention of World Book Day makes me break out into a cold sweat. I love getting lost…

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5 Reasons why a January birthday sucks

Having a January birthday sucks.  OK in the great scheme of things there are worse problems to have, but when it comes to birthdays? The ideal time to have one is NOT January, and here’s why… 1 The Christmas Hangover In December nobody moans to much about cold weather and dark nights.  It’s all part and…

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Super star nativity: 9 types of children to spot at your school!

My eldest child has been a very enthusiastic Christmas stocking, a somewhat disgruntled chicken, and a rather bossy angel.  It is my absolute favourite thing about Christmas.  The Nativity play.  Last year I didn’t get to see one as Big has now reached the heady heights of junior school.  But this year it all begins…

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LOL: Scary parenting moments

Halloween has been and gone.  The pumpkins may have rotted.  The kids may have finally come down from their candy induced sugar high.  But when you’re a parent, you can be frightened out of your wits all year round.   All parents have felt that fear.  When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping…

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11 Signs you have a toddler on the school run

The Summer holidays will soon be but a distant memory.  Soon we will be moaning about wet school runs and homework. Doing the school run with a toddler in tow presents a whole new set of challenges.  It’s easy when they are babies and sit in their buggies being cooed at by everyone in the…

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10 Reasons this heatwave can do one

Yes I am going to moan about the weather.  And I’m going to moan because it’s hotter than Christian Grey right now, and quite frankly this heatwave can do one. If you are one of those people that loves the heat and wants everyone else to stop moaning (husband, I’m talking to you) I suggest…

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