5 Facebook Tips That You Need In Your Life

1. Save Things To Read For Later How often have you found something on Facebook that you will want to go back to, then been totally unable to find it when you need it? An article, a post, something to buy maybe?  Here’s how to save those useful bits and pieces for easy access when you need them. Click on …

2017 So Far

It’s #BLOGTOBER17 day 25 and the prompt is “Year In Review”. A picture speaks a thousand words, so I’m just going to leave this here. This video was made using the Slideshow Pro app – download it here. This blog post was written as part of #BLOGTOBER17 . Each day there is a specific prompt laid out on the Hex …

Halloween Books To Read To Your Child This Week

Halloween is coming! Here are 5 books that every child should have read to them this week. Room On The Broom That’s not my Witch Ten Little Monsters Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Pumpkin Party Funnybones Click on the pictures of the book covers above to view them on Amazon. Have you read these books to your child? Did they enjoy them? …

Educational Toys That Your Children Will Want To Play With 

As a parent, I am never happier than when I find things that my children not only love playing with, but toys that help them learn too. Read on for my gift guide, featuring toys that will both stimulate and entertain your children. Sassy A to Z Letter Links These A to Z Letter Links are a lovely developmental toy. …

Screen Time – A Life Saver Or The Root Of All Evil?

Screen time can be something of a touchy subject. We are bombarded by stories in the media about how our children are spending less time outside than the average prisoner. Television, tablets and computer games are constantly being vilified and branded the root of all evil, accusing parents of abusing these electronic babysitters and rotting our children’s brains. As with …

A Letter To My Teenage Son

To My Teenage Son, First and foremost I want you to know that I love you. Even when you challenge me. Even when you forget that you have cookery tomorrow and I’m running around like an idiot trying to sort ingredients at silly o’clock at night. Even when I lose patience and shout at you. You, my first born, you …

The Most Important Rule To Have In Your Family

While we have certain rules that children have to abide by in our house (don’t hit each other, be kind, don’t pick your nose, don’t pick anyone else’s nose……….) I believe this one rule is more important than all of the others. This rule, I hope, will not only keep our children on the straight and narrow, but help keep …

10 Memes That Best Describe Parenting

Once you become a parent, you begin to realise that your life is not your own, but run by a tiny army of your own creation. You can cry about it, or laugh along with the funniest parents on the internet, who have created these memes to prove that you are not alone.   Parenting is not always as we …

How I Hope To Avoid Passing On My Phobias To My Children

My darling children,   I must confess something. Contrary to what she leads you to believe, there are some things that Mummy is afraid of.   Heights, for example. When Mummy watches anything on television where someone is dangling over a cliff, her palms get sticky. When we stood on the upper floor of that museum, the one with all …