September 2017

Tech-savvy grandparents get mobile

By | 2017-09-26T14:39:58+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Family Life, Grandparents|

UK’s tech-savvy grandparents keep the wheels on the family bus going round and round. The UK would shudder to a halt if all the grandparents who look after their grandchildren simultaneously downed tools. 9.2 million people in this country are lifesavers for their own children, taking either an active or essential role in [...]

July 2017

Are you a bad parent?

By | 2017-07-15T11:41:19+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Family Life, Parenting|

We’ve all had them.  Moments in our lives when an incident – a small mistake, a misunderstanding, a close shave or the tiniest lapse in our vigilance - left us feeling and reeling as if we were the worst parents in the world.  Maybe, at that moment in time, we were bad parents.  Or possibly [...]

Oh no, it’s parental FOMO

By | 2017-07-15T11:43:37+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Family Life|

Worrying about our children is the default mode for many parents these days. And there’s no end to the things that trouble us as we strive to raise kids in this uncertain world. Then, just as we’re adjusting to the fact that, actually, we're not bad parents after all, parental FOMO blips onto the radar. [...]

March 2017

Why music is good for kids

By | 2017-05-15T15:42:50+00:00 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 [...]

November 2015

May 2015

Amazing things to do in London with the kids

By | 2016-05-25T13:02:51+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Cultural, Discovery, Family, London, Things to see and do|

Not everything in London carries a hefty price ticket. There’s so much to do and see that’s free – all the wonderful parks, walking alongside the Thames or taking in spectacular views from London’s bridges. GoMunkee's listed a few of the highlights for youngsters and grown ups alike. Greenwich Park has spectacular view of Docklands [...]

Things to do in July

By | 2015-07-24T12:58:01+00:00 May 14th, 2015|South East, Things to see and do|

Take a trip up a skyscraper at Archikids Festival, London 25-26 July, and get involved with everything architecture. ages 5-11 Customise a T-shirt for the summer. Watch pig racing and the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, near Ashford. Go butterfly counting in a park with lots of flowers and tell the Butterfly Conservation Trust [...]