How to Enjoy the Playground as a Parent

CAPTION: Be as interested in other people’s children as you’d like them to be in yours. Credit: Pixabay  When you go back to school as a parent, it can bring back memories of your own first days at a new school, when you wanted to fit in and for everyone to like you. Although you’re the grown-up now, settling in at a new school community can be a daunting experience.  Recent research from money-saving website Voucherbox has shown that even a primary school playground has the potential to be a toxic environment, with one in three parents saying they disliked some…

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The importance of routine

Today as I type the girls are back to school and nursery and I feel like my life is on the verge on normality again. I get a lot of messages from other parents, sometimes after tips and advice. I am by no stretch of the imagination a parenting expert but I do have children, three to be precise. The answer I give for 95% of queries is .. keeping a routine whether thats bed time, dinner time, tying to get your children to read with you more – I find a routine is key. Children enjoy consistency. This christmas…

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2017 – What’s the plan…

So here we are a brand new year and as a lot of people like to see it a fresh start. A love a new years resolution I know some dismiss them but I just am a geek who enjoys setting goals and making plans all year round – new year seems as good a time as any. I really wanted (and needed) a break over christmas and new year so I took it. It was lovely – I didn’t worry about what post had to go live, I didn’t look at my stats, I didn’t check my inbox 7598 times…

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A look back at 2016…

We are well into 2017 now; I have had such a lovely little break just enjoying some time with the girls. Today is the first time I have actually opened the laptop up in about a week!! Bad Bad Blogger – but we all need that little online detox from time to time, now I am back in business Happy New Year Everybody!!! (When do we stop saying happy new year?) The end of the year and start of a fresh is when most are feeling reflective and looking back on what the previous year brought them. I was recently asked to…

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