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 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, [...]

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 [...]