Parenting

Supernanny bedtimes

I wrote a post through tears about how difficult I was finding nights with J for a week or so because he was refusing to go to bed and turning nighttime into a game of ‘can I break mummy into…

Mummy Cuddles

I always thought nothing could be better than a cuddly child who wants snuggles all the time. Little did I know my son was going to use ‘mummy cuddles’ at every opportunity he could to try to manipulate me! They’re…

Sleepless nights

I have always been lucky with J in the sense that he has slept through the night with no disturbances since he was 5 weeks old, from then he has slept for at least 10 hours each night unless of…

Summer with a threenager

I can’t pretend I’m not finding the summer holidays as difficult as I anticipated. I’ve barely two pennies to rub together, the weather has been grim and I’ve a typical threenager who wants occupying all the time, and happy to…

Kidloland app review

Kidloland app review

I’ve said before how I’m not a fan of giving a child a tablet or phone as the first option to keep them occupied, whenever we go out I always take a book and some crayons and paper to keep…

Kids and tablets… LeapFrog Platinum Pad review

Kids and tablets… LeapFrog Platinum Pad review

I always said I was going to keep my son away from technology until as late as I possibly could. I love him reading books and colouring in, and for three years that’s all he’s had. But I also understand…

Potty Training with Dry Like Me

Potty Training with Dry Like Me

Admittedly J is one of the only kids in his class in nursery still wearing nappies, and according to guidelines and parenting manuals he should be wearing pants now and doubly continent. But he isn’t and I can’t force that…

My fears of the summer holidays

I’ve been working full-time in a school, which is what I wanted so that I had time off with J, but now it’s nearing the summer holidays I can’t pretend I’m not getting a little anxious. While I love spending…

Lazy days

Lazy days

Having one day a week with J is difficult, I can’t lie. I miss him. I knew having a job would do this, but it still doesn’t make it any easier. I pick him up from nursery in the evenings…

Stop Cyberbullying

Stop Cyberbullying

Has there ever been a more frightening time to be a parent? There’s no question, the advancements we see in technology every day are truly amazing and in most cases are enhancing our lives for the better. But with these developments…

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