Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!

If you are recently contemplating your own early death as the only viable coping mechanism for parenting teenagers… then fear not!!! I am going to bring to you regular positive point prompts (from my new book) of why having teenagers is awesome. So let’s start right here: 1) No alarm clock needed on a weekendContinue reading “Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!”

2016 – Off you F ……

My facebook newsfeed (I guess like yours) is full of a pure split of mood today. You have the kind of people who are stereotypical for New Years Eve – you know the ‘New Year, New Me’ people. And then the rebels, who find this tradition far too uncool and therefore have to take oneContinue reading “2016 – Off you F ……”

An 80’s Christmas Advent

There are not many perks to having teenagers, let’s just be honest for a minute. Although there will always be some twat reading this who frowns at their screen reminiscing of all their ‘Walton’ moments. Actually, now you have made me ponder it … there may be a couple! For example, having somebody to makeContinue reading “An 80’s Christmas Advent”

Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?

Being a mental mother, there are lots of complexities in my life. Of course there are the children, the husband, the work environment and …. the dog!!! Now I am sure there are many a dog lover in the midst of you, and don’t get me wrong I love my dog too, but he isContinue reading “Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?”

Teenagers v’s Parents

Sooooooo everyone makes mistakes, right? I think even ‘mistake’ might be too strong a word…. let’s just leave it at ‘over reaction’. Mornings are not my favourite time I must admit. With a full time (very demanding job) and 3 (very demanding) children, two being teenagers .. it was never going to be rainbows andContinue reading “Teenagers v’s Parents”

Mother’s Day or yet another Children’s day in disguise?

Anybody else feel under immense pressure to post pictures of the sentimental beautiful messages that their children have written to them on this very special day? Or maybe Instagram the piles of thoughtful presents? Share details of days out or special moments shared with the fruits of your loins? Yeah of course you do! AndContinue reading “Mother’s Day or yet another Children’s day in disguise?”

New Year – New Perfect Parenting

Is it really time again to reflect upon the year past? How does this happen? No you are right . it surely can’t be too much of a shock? I mean, I have watched the lines slowly gathering at the corners of my eyes and hairs have mortifingly began to gather above my lips. I haveContinue reading “New Year – New Perfect Parenting”

Say hello to the new addition to our ‘mental’ family!

So did I tell you we have bought a puppy? Smallest daughter: Mum will you be glad when the puppy dies? Okay maybe …. just maybe … I have moaned about the puppy a tad too much!

Playground Perils

Only the working mum who never ever, ever gets to drop off/pick up her little seedlings from school would ever be envious of the school run! To the stay at home mother or the mother that gets to partake some days …. it is one of the torturous aspects to parenting. It shouldn’t be – IContinue reading “Playground Perils”

THE WONDERS OF THE ENGLISH KS1 CURRICULUM

When the 6 year old daughter informed me she had drawn a picture at school of her Daddy and her teacher didn’t like it … I said her teacher must be mean! Upon further inspection maybe i should retract that statement ? I clearly needed a chat with said child! I asked her why sheContinue reading “THE WONDERS OF THE ENGLISH KS1 CURRICULUM”