The hardest things about being a parent

It’s widely acknowledged that parenting isn’t easy and children don’t come with a manual! Some of the challenges of being a parent are minor irritations, some are major hurdles but whatever life throws at us, we get on and work through it – our families rely on us. In this post our anonymous writer shares…

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Teens & Tweens: How to handle teenagers – Humour helps!

Who doesn’t feel better after a good laugh?  Laughter is widely acclaimed as the best medicine for your health as well as for dealing with a difficult situation and parenting is no exception – particularly if there is a teenager in the house, as this month’s humorous selection of posts shows. Nikki at Stressy Mummy…

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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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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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