All things family.

March 2018

The GoMunkee guide to family-friendly festivals this summer

By | 2018-03-29T16:31:24+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Big Events, Family, Family Friendly, Outdoors|

GoMunkee’s pulled together an exciting selection of family-friendly festivals happening this summer. The number of festivals in the UK has rocketed in recent years and there’s huge diversity in the offer – music, entertainment, cookery, curiosity, adventure, literary, circus, bushcraft… This means loads of fun for children, teens and families, with many festivals putting [...]

February 2018

January 2018

The parenting choice – laugh or go mad

By | 2018-02-05T14:56:59+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Family, Family Life, Grandparents, Parenting, Parents' survival|

There’s no end of advice contained in the thousands of parenting books lining the bookshelves to help us in our quest to raise our kids. Doctors, academics, child psychologists, therapists and experts are primed, ready to tell us how to handle this parenting lark. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but we’re [...]

July 2017

GoMunkee asks – The school summer holidays – are we parents or slaves?

By | 2018-02-05T16:01:21+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Boys, Family, Family Life, Girls, Holidays, Parents' survival|

Dearest Kids, The summer holidays are upon us and you've just Brexited school.  You'll want to get the most out of the weeks ahead, so I'm planning to be at your disposal 24/7 to ensure it all goes well. Firstly, you have my complete approval to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Empty [...]

May 2017

THE KID TAX: 10 ways parents get fleeced by their children

By | 2017-05-15T20:41:21+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Family, Family Life, GoMunkee life hacks, Grandparents|

Let's be clear, raising a family is an unbelievably expensive business.  But it tends to be parents, rather than grandparents, who, on top of all the expenditure, waste the greatest amount of money on children.  What follows isn’t a helpful article on ways to save money.  It's a simple reminder of the ways in which parents across [...]

October 2016

Tick, tock, tick tock…

By | 2017-05-15T18:04:41+00:00 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 [...]

November 2015

Geocaching – treasure hunting for the whole family

By | 2016-05-25T12:59:05+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Adventure, Discovery, Family, Nature and Wildlife|

Geocaching is a modern, high-tech take on a treasure hunt, and has become something of a worldwide phenomenon. Promising a fun challenge for children (and adults) of all ages, geocaching ticks plenty of family-friendly boxes: It gets kids out and about in the fresh air It provides great opportunities for exercise (especially for ‘walk-resistant’ children) It tests mental agility It [...]