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March 2017

Why music is good for kids

By | March 10th, 2017|Cultural, Educational|

Fact:  Music is good for children.  To any non-musical adult who doesn't quite grasp the extent of its influence on kids, I'd just like to sing three words:  'Let it go!' Between Saturday morning sports, friends' birthday parties and family outings, your school-age child's schedule is pre-loaded with fun activities.  If you're still undecided about [...]

January 2017

Just how tech-savvy are today’s childminding grandparents?

By | January 6th, 2017|Family Life, Grandparents, Parenting|

“The UK would shudder to a halt if all the grandparents who look after their grandchildren simultaneously downed tools”, so says Annie Harrison, founder of GoMunkee. “Over 14 million people in this country are lifesavers for their own children, taking either an active or essential role in the care or raising of their grandchildren. From [...]

December 2016

Good tidings of Hoo-ga and joy

By | December 12th, 2016|Christmas, Family, Family Life, Uncategorized|

By Andy Cope of Art of Brilliance Here’s a happiness strategy for anyone of any age, and yes, it is rather ‘fashionable’. There’s a Danish word, ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) for which there is no direct English translation. The best approximation might be ‘comfort’ or ‘coziness’? Coming in on a winter’s morning to a steaming mug [...]

October 2016

Tick, tock, tick tock…

By | October 5th, 2016|Family, Family Life, Parenting, Parents' survival|

Before you start reading, I’d just like to warn you that this is a rant.  A rant born out of frustration with, well... not getting enough and not making the most of it whenever I’m lucky enough to get some.  No, it’s not what you’re thinking. There’s a rarefied commodity to which we’re all entitled [...]

June 2016

We need to get out more

By | June 28th, 2016|Family Life, Nature and Wildlife, Parenting|

Most of us attending a doctor’s health screening brace ourselves for the inevitable question, ‘And how many units of alcohol do you consume in a week?’  Invariably, we pick a number we think sounds acceptable to our GP, and his or her knowing look tells us that we’ve been rumbled and they know we’re lying.  [...]

Referendum: Why we’ll be making the wrong decision for our children on 23 June

By | June 14th, 2016|Family Life, Parents' survival|

I remember a phase my young sons went through when they challenged each other with scenarios starting with, ‘Would you rather…?’ ‘Would you rather be eaten by a tiger or a shark?’  ‘Would you rather die of heat in a desert or freeze to death in the Arctic?’  That type of thing.  Some challenges were [...]

To cut a long story short

By | June 2nd, 2016|GoMunkee life hacks, Off the wall|

Could you tell a story in only six words?  Often, it’s not what you say, but what you don’t say.  The gaps between words can speak volumes.  Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' We’ve routed out a few more [...]

7 Life Skills Learned Through The Performing Arts

By | June 1st, 2016|Cultural, Educational, Music|

1. Self-Confidence To command a stage, and deliver your lines or actions takes guts. The more we practice those skills, the more confident we become in trying new things, taking risks, and gaining personal confidence on the other stages in our lives. This kind of confidence definitely carries over into work, home, school­­, or anywhere [...]

May 2016

Money to spare after a family day out? Are you kidding?

By | May 19th, 2016|Family|

  Yes, we are kidding.  Have you ever had a day out with the children and got home to find you hadn't spent as much as you thought, leaving enough money for a treat for yourself?  Whatever your budget, this occurrence - having money left over - is extremely rare.  It's similar to spending your [...]

March 2016

Family life in all its glorious reality

By | March 8th, 2016|Family, Family Life, Parenting|

Danielle Guenther is an American photographer who takes a unique slant on family life... If domestic life is getting you down, sign up to GoMunkee to find new and exciting things for your kids to see and do away from the daily grind. [hamzh_button url="www.gomunkee.com/blog/sign-up" style="grey" radius="default" size="medium" type="round" target="_self"] Sign Up to Our Newsletter [...]