Prince Charles: My parenting role model?

I’m not a royalist. At all. I definitely sit more in the ‘what’s the point of them?’ camp than the ‘I think I’ll order that decorative plate with the Queen’s face on from the Sunday mag’ side when it comes to the Royal Family. Yet I’ve found my stance wavering on occasion. Wills and Harry…

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Dads: Halloween – great or ghastly?

Another year, another Halloween. Every year it seems to get a little bit bigger, a little more commercial (and a little more likely to one day be sponsored by the British Dental Association). But is that a good thing? Is Halloween a day to be enjoyed … or endured? We can always rely on John…

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Do we need to rethink the word ‘girly’?

Is there such a thing as ‘too girly’?  That’s the question we were asking ourselves when some people took issue with the name of a Swiss fashion doll being launched in the UK, which we’re working with. The brand is called I’M A GIRLY. It’s this word ‘girly’ that’s triggered responses, rather than the dolls…

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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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SEND: Growing & coping

Looking outside recently it’s hard to believe it’s October and time for the Britmums SEND Round-up.  However despite the summery weather, SEND Bloggers are as usual up to their eyes in school, work and life. While 47 Stripey Socks is looking back on the summer with fondness, Ms Parent Advocate writes about the first day…

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Mums & Tots: Tips for dealing with toddler tantrums

We’ve all been there. In the middle of the supermarket, down the cereal aisle, when your toddler takes fancy to the big box with the alien on it. It’s happened before and that time you caved in, only to get it home and find out they hated the cereal. So this time you tell them…

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