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What people are talking about: The Chinese parenting model

How do Chinese parents turn out music and math prodigies? Easy, says one mother in the Wall Street Journal. They’re stricter, stress academic achievement more and don’t let their kids get away with the stuff that Western parents do. Amy Chua, a Yale professor, describes an incident of hair-tearing, screaming, full-out war in her house…

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Looking for new readers? Join the January Blog Hop

It’s the middle of January and it’s high time to start introducing ourselves, don’t you think? The stress and strain of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over. The bill paying has begun. The children have gone back to school and it’s time to start expanding your blogging portfolio by finding a few new…

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British Mummy Blogger’s Cover Girl!

Move over Gisele Bundchen, there’s a new cover girl in town. Massive congratulations to Catherine from Baby Genie who this month can be spotted staring out from the cover of the Tesco magazine. The magazine has a circulation of two million and a readership of around six and a half million, so it’s fair to say…

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The Brilliance in Blogging Awards winners!

It’s a cliché at awards ceremonies that at some point someone gets up and says there were so many fantastic entries and stresses how hard it was to choose the winners. That’s not going to happen with our awards. First of all, we’re having a virtual ceremony to which everyone is invited, so no one…

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Guest post: A dad blogger in the mum blogger world #bmb

What’s it like being a dad blogger in a blogging universe populated largely by mums? Garry, who writes The Blog Up North, gives the XY side of the story. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been writing this. A year ago I wasn’t really a blogger at all. Sure, I had started my own blogging…

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