Category: Children

Surviving Toddler Shopping

Even before I was a mother, I wasn’t overly struck on shopping. Avoiding eye-contact with overzealous shop assistants whilst I’m trying to find clothes that make me look two sizes smaller just doesn’t do it for me. But, who doesn’t enjoy wandering around a beautiful…

Liar, Liar – Dishonest Parenting For An Easier Life

Everyone’s done it. Those little white lies you tell your children just to save an argument or some hassle. Anything to get you through mealtimes, bedtimes or trips out. Here are some pearls of wisdom, mainly collected throughout my childhood. Use them at your own free will to…

The Competitive Parental Pressure Cooker

The pressures on parents and the expectations of their children has really upped its ante in a relatively short space of time. Competitiveness reigns supreme in modern-day society as working class folk spend their cash like they’re taking home Wayne Rooney’s pay cheque. Children and…

Mums vs Dads

Have you heard about mums that do everything? They cook, clean, bring up the children, walk the dog, buy all of the birthday presents, work full-time, go to kids parties, host play dates… the list is endless. Meanwhile, the dad sits in a chair, reading the paper or…

A Day In The Life Of A Full-Time Mummy

Being brutally honest, I used to scoff at the people who gave up work and changed their Facebook job title to Full-Time Mummy. Ok, I still do that, because I think it’s a step too far to assign yourself a job title. Once you’ve had a baby…