5 questions to ask potential schools.

When it was time to choose a school for our daughter we didn’t have a scooby doo! Having not chosen my own school or anyone else’s ever before, I had never even really thought about primary school since being at it 25 years ago and I just remember thinking it was fun…So now with the task of choosing for my daughter I didn’t really know … Continue reading 5 questions to ask potential schools.

Do we give small children too many choices?

I have one extremely amazing, but equally extremely challenging 4-year-old. It’s been like that since about 2.4 . She was such an easy baby, luring me into a false sense of security about having another.. which transpired into this time being a major operation, colicky nightmare in which I had to  deal with the  once angelic homebirth baby, who was sleeping though at 6 months … Continue reading Do we give small children too many choices?

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Christmas Toys. Gift ideas for preschoolers

Quick! Its Christmas! What to get those 2-5 year old pre-schooler age bracket when there is SO much choice out there? Something that they might actually like and play with..Can you imagine a room full of toys actually being played with? What a DREAM. This Christmas I am on a slightly delusional, yet optimistic quest to do just that as I think they could be possibly pretty … Continue reading Christmas Toys. Gift ideas for preschoolers

‘Baking’ with kids. 5 ways to make your life easier

Baking is quite a precise process. It is not like in regular cooking where you can add a little bit of this and a little bit of that, get creative, personal and balance out things quite easy if you go a bit wrong. Baking is a bit more MATH. If you guess it, it generally might not even work and quite possibly taste disgusting. Baking … Continue reading ‘Baking’ with kids. 5 ways to make your life easier

Pastel coloured puke. The problem with pink. Why the gender stereotyping, sexist toys?

For some reason, (and I have tried to find out that reason but there are many contradicting explanations) it is believed by a vast amount of the population that pink is a colour for girls and blue for boys. I don’t really know why and it doesn’t really bother me that much because they are just colours. What does bother me, is that everything pink … Continue reading Pastel coloured puke. The problem with pink. Why the gender stereotyping, sexist toys?

What is black friday?

Black Friday is a day at the end of this working week, after Thursday and before Saturday when YOU MUST CONSUME You must get overly excited about buying more stuff someone tells you that you NEED. You must believe that you have got a great deal and that will make you happy. You might even buy something that you don’t even want. The price tag … Continue reading What is black friday?

Dear Health Visitors.. We don’t live in tribes anymore

As much as it would be amazing,  we mostly don’t live in tribes. Where we can breastfeed for as long as possible because our friends could take over and we could rest. Or where our older children can  just run free, safely, outside together all day. Where there is  no pressure to earn money money, money. Just working to eat and being happy with that … Continue reading Dear Health Visitors.. We don’t live in tribes anymore

STYLE ADVICE FOR NEW MUMS-Pregnant ladies and mums of exhausting but lovely small needy people

DONT BOTHER…JOKE….SORT OF… Get rid of anything white, grey or yellow (unless it is an extreemly practical radiation suit) and invest in a pinny to wear around the house. Unless you like getting out the house with ‘freshly washed clothes’  on, only to realise they have LOADS of white smeg all over them. GET A FRINGE- OR BANGS IF YOUR AMERICAN They are basically like … Continue reading STYLE ADVICE FOR NEW MUMS-Pregnant ladies and mums of exhausting but lovely small needy people