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 [...]

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 [...]

January 2016

December 2015

Things that mums with sons will understand – Part 2

By | December 18th, 2015|Boys, Family Life, Parenting|

Cool playthings Let's be honest, boys’ stuff is infinitely superior to all the hideous, flower-embossed plastic, pink and purple, princess, tasseled, doe-eyed, fantasy, fairy, Frozen kitsch that little girls seem to love so much. Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Wimpy Kid, super heroes, swords, scooters, trucks, trains, tool kits, diggers, helicopters, race tracks, balls, [...]

Are you overparenting your child?

By | December 15th, 2015|Family Life, Parenting|

How to Raise an Adult is a new book, taking America by storm.  It's author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, accuses modern parents of damaging their children with excessive hand-holding.  So, how did it all come to this? As a child growing up in the 1970s, I took it in my stride to be self sufficient and knew [...]

In shock. My son’s secret life

By | December 6th, 2015|Boys, Family Life, Parents' survival, Teens|

I was shocked to discover something my 14 year old son does at other people's houses. Something he would never do at home. Various parents had hinted at this, and I refused to believe them. But last night, Daniel confessed. After a meal, he will take his plate, cutlery and glass and stack them in [...]

November 2015

British children among the least active in the world, with exercise ‘stripped out’ of modern lives

By | November 24th, 2015|Active, Family Life, Sport/Activities|

Depressing warnings have been reported about the state of the nation's children's health.  In an article originally by Laura Donnelly, health editor of The Daily Telegraph published November 20 2016, British children were found to be among the least active in the world, and fitness levels are plummeting. Experts said the results of this damning international study [...]

July 2015

‘Mummy, watch this!’

By | July 28th, 2015|Family Life|

Don't leave entertainment to chance - go to GoMunkee now to find great things for your children to see and do now. [hamzh_button url="http://www.gomunkee.com/sign-up" style="grey" radius="default" size="small" type="round" target="_self"] Sign up to the GoMunkee Newsletter [/hamzh_button]