Wonder Girl turned two today. She is an amazing little girl. Sweet, caring, and determined with (luckily for her since she has me for a mother) a fabulous sense of humour.
I love the beach. It's literally my favourite place in the whole wide world. My most local beach is Weston Super Mare. Known endearingly as Weston Super Mud for it's lack of actual sea. It's lovely if you like amusement arcades, fun fair and donkey rides but I prefer my beaches more au natural. Think miles and miles of naked sand and sea. This year I intend to find such a beach, and spend more time Read More.
Today we woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. After the grey, cold weather of late I knew I wanted to spend this morning outside. In a perfect act of fate I had already made plans to meet a friend in our local woodland. My friend is a child minder and she's passionate about getting her children outdoors as much as possible. She's found a wonderful play area in the woods built nearly entirely out Read More.
Recently we discovered that our local cinema offers showings of children's films on weekend mornings for only £1.50 per ticket. Since it would normally cost us over £40 to all go to the cinema this is an absolute bargain. The other (less obvious) advantage to the cheap kid's showings is that the cinema is full of the worlds worst cinema attendees. Yes I'm talking about children, not generally Read More.
I recently wrote a post here about children's clothing needs. The next step in organising your children's clothes is working out how best to store them. You need them to be organised, neat and easily accessible. Here are my tips on how to organise your children's clothing. 1. Buy decent storage. Before you shop for wardrobes or drawers work out exactly what clothes you will be storing and the type Read More.
Recently I read about a family who chose to raise their child as gender neutral to avoid stereotyping. They have since revealed that their child is a boy since it became hard to conceal his gender once he started primary school. Apparently he still wears boy's and girl's clothing and enjoys playing with lego and dolls. This article leads me to questioning my own parenting and whether I have forced Read More.
After picking up Super Kid from school at 3.15pm it's really easy to head home, switch on the TV and veg out. We're all tired, and it's a real lull in the day. This week I have been trying something new. I have been giving them an hour of free play, preferably in the garden. Time for them to use their imaginations and their resources and find ways to entertain themselves without the help of a electronic Read More.