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 [...]

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 [...]

GoMunkee is coming in 2017 – Find out more…

By | 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 | 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 [...]

Geocaching – treasure hunting for the whole family

By | 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 [...]

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 [...]