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why I'll teach my kids that competition is important

Why I’ll be teaching my kids that winning is important

We all know about non-competitive sports days and the growing trend in schools today to not celebrate the ‘winners’. Instead, each child should be recognised for taking part and ‘having a go’. But is this really a healthy life lesson? …

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5 simple ways to find more ‘me time’ as a busy mum

As a mum of young kids, your days can be swallowed up by soft play centres, preparing dinners, cleaning up, changing nappies…The list goes on and you never seem to get a spare minute to yourself. Now that I’m…

My reality of being the stay at home parent

When I first went on maternity leave and became a stay at home mum two and a half years ago, I had grand ideas about what I’d do with all of the spare time I was going to have.…

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Second child fears I probably shouldn’t admit to

Life is pretty great right now. I feel as a family of three we are in such a good place. At almost two and a half years old, I’m enjoying my time with Taylor more than I ever have…

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Just the two of us

It’s hard to imagine that one day you won’t remember these days we spend together, just the two of us. You won’t remember a time when you didn’t have a younger sibling. You won’t remember all of those times…

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Should our kids be taught about pornography?

I remember overhearing a conversation between a group of lads at school once about Katie Price (Jordon back in the 90s)…they were talking about a magazine shot they’d seen of her where she looked ‘dirty’ and ‘up for anything’. I…

I was never maternal before I met you

I always imagined that I would one day have children. Two in fact. And a husband, a good career and a nice house. Of course I also wanted to be the next global pop sensation…But deep down I knew that…

Before I became a mother…

Before I became a mother I have to admit that I was pretty self-involved. I didn’t realise it at the time of course and I really wasn’t blame – I just had so much time to think only of…

Some days I am a bad mother

Yesterday morning you demanded to sit on my lap at the breakfast bar as I was eating my lunch. You always do this and it doesn’t bother me, in fact I love it. But yesterday you’d been testing me…