We need to get out more

By | 2017-05-24T17:36:28+00:00 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 | 2017-07-31T17:07:13+00:00 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 | 2016-06-02T16:48:33+00:00 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 [...]

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

By | 2017-01-05T15:24:24+00:00 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 [...]

Family life in all its glorious reality

By | 2016-05-25T12:38:12+00:00 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 [...]

GoMunkee is coming soon – Find out more…

By | 2017-09-20T15:55:11+00:00 January 18th, 2016|GoMunkee Info|

Today, on the part of their children, there’s a desire amongst parents to go bigger, better, faster, more colourfully, more thrillingly, smarter, funnier, happier and further.  But how? GoMunkee is a new, free web app especially for parents, grandparents or any adult with responsibility for children. Currently in development, GoMunkee is an indispensable catch-all digital [...]

Things that mums with sons will understand – Part 2

By | 2016-05-25T12:49:11+00:00 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 | 2016-05-25T12:56:37+00:00 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 [...]