Advice For First Time School Parents

Having your children start school can be a bag of mixed emotions! Excited, anxious, proud, nervous, and maybe even relieved. That's just us parents! The kids are feeling that, and more. They're still trying to understand and figure out the whole emotions thing too.  So the whole starting school thing might not actually go as [...]

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

Our 4 Freckled Faces are all at different ages and abilities, which is making 'Crisis Schooling' a little tricky in these COVID19 Lockdown times. I'm sure this is the case for lots of you too, right? I have been setting them challenges that they can all do to the best of their own abilities, but [...]

The Pros and Cons of Motherhood

The Pros and Cons of Motherhood

Motherhood - there is so much I LOVE about it....but there are a lot of things about it that are so utterly naff! CONS Broken sleep. Personally I can deal with little sleep ok - but broken sleep....nope! It's a killer! Cold meals. I can't remember what it's like eating a hot or even warm [...]

What to do when you see a parent with a tantruming child.

I recently took all the kids shopping with me to a well known supermarket (it begins with 'S' and ends in 'ainsburys'). Worst shopping trip. E.V.E.R! The kids were tired. I was tired and pretty stressed.....So perhaps not the best decision I have ever made, but it needed to be done. The younger 2 Freckled [...]

Soft Play Centres (love them or hate them) – Top Tips

I discovered last week that I can only tolerate a Soft Play Centre if it's for a birthday party. If it's just to take the kids to play, I really would rather not! Here are a few tips and warnings that might help you to stay sane, if you're anything like me! What to wear [...]