Liebster Award

I’ve been avidly following can_we_skip_the_teenager_bit on Instagram for some time now. It gives me a taste of what’s to come with my daughter in the future and appeals to my sense of humour with posts that reveal parenting in all its unglamorous glory. So, thanks to Sheree for…

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…

Be A Rebel, Not A Slave: The Rise Of Women’s Rights

Gone are the days when women stayed at home bringing up several children, cleaning their houses, darning socks and preparing a meal of meat and two veg for their hard-working husbands. Pressures on women to go back to work have intensified over the past forty years as they now…

Killer Advice To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Dear fresh-out of braces, sixteen-year-old me (yes you, the one with the Morticia Adams hairstyle wearing the white stilettos for a night out), Here are a few things I’d like you to learn before the next thirteen years race by. You won’t get the chance…