I know we are at the tail end of summer and I'm actually starting to think about getting the garden ready for Autumn (sigh) but, I'm cheering myself up by planning some rejuvenation in my garden next year, adding some art, mirrors and even an outdoors projector for cosy movie nights outdoors on balmy evenings … Continue reading Summer is for gardens
This summer we went to France camping with our 2 rugrats. It will be fun! I said to myself, the kids will play happily in a safe campsite with lots of other French enfants. They will pick up the language so easily by the time we return home they will be fluent. Mr familyhomeblog and … Continue reading Holidays with kids. Reality versus expectation
Yes. Unless of course we want to raise a nation of couch potatoes that become a drain on the NHS. That's one view, and it's all well and good but should there be some element of choice built into the sports curriculum at school? When kids are at primary school PE is fun, they play … Continue reading Sports day – should it be compulsory?
A new movement is emerging amongst parents who are 'rebelling' against the expectation to return to work as soon as the kids are weaned. The views of these parents runs counter to current government policy that rewards through the tax system both parents (or a lone parent) in employment. Free childcare entitlement for 3-4 year … Continue reading Preschool childcare – do we really want it?
We are (reluctantly) en route home from holiday this evening and I'm dreading the return of school rush hell tomorrow morning. How can I make the experience more appealing ? As I was walking along the beach Boardwalk near our house the other day I passed a woman with arms flailing in all directions on … Continue reading Why you are never too old to have fun …
This Sunday I expect to be woken up at the crack of dawn by the rugrats and 'pleased with himself for remembering man' brandishing a tray of burnt toast spread very thickly with marmite and a plastic cup of orange squash. I would actually love to be doing something wonderful and alternative for the day … Continue reading My perfect Mother’s Day
The yummy daddy enthusiastically embraces every aspect of parenting hands on. In fact he's a bit in your face with it. He doesn't flinch when changing a pooey bum and walks around proud as punch with a baby strapped to his chest and a toddler clambering over his back. But is the yummy daddy … Continue reading Has the yummy daddy gone too far?