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Raising Strong Daughters

Raising Strong Daughters – things they should know

2018 marked 100 years of suffrage and it got me thinking about the responsibilities that we have when raising girls.  Raising girls is a fairly new challenge for us as they are only toddlers, but there are certain things that I want to make sure as women they know and understand.  I want to make […]

Get more vitamins for children

Ways to help fussy eaters get more vitamins

Two of my children are quite fussy eaters with one of them actually getting a bit ridiculous with the list of foods he won’t eat.  I really don’t like to make the eating vegetables thing a battleground, but sometimes I do worry that he doesn’t get all the vitamins that he needs.  I would of […]

Outdoor Activities for a Family

5 Outdoor Activities for Families

Summer is apparently here in the UK.  You may sense my skepticism…  However, last weekend was an absolute scorcher and those long kids summer holidays are looming…  So I thought I would share 5 outdoor activities for families to enjoy together.  With all of the distractions these days including those electronic devices it can be […]

teaching children to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim I am not the mother who has her kids in every activity going in fact I try to limit the amount that the kids do so that they also have time just to play, but learning to swim…. Well learning to swim is non negotiable in this […]

how to prepare your child for school

How to Prepare your Child for School

How to Prepare your Child for School Starting school for the very first time can be daunting and overwhelming and that is just for you as the parent!  So how can you set your child up to succeed when they start school?  How can you help them to be school ready?  I am certainly no […]

Make a Small Garden Work for a Family

I live in London and like many people in our lovely city I have a small garden.  We are very lucky to be able to have any outside space in this super expensive city so I am not having a moan, but as our four kids get bigger it gets harder to make the garden […]

kick ass girls

#Blogtober18 Day 11 Kick Ass Girls

For #internationaldayofthegirl the theme is kick ass girls you love and I can’t think of any more kick ass girls than my 3 year old twins.  Now clearly I am extremely biased.  I mean what mother doesn’t think that their girls are kick ass, but still… Since the day they were born these girls have […]

fussy eater

Handling my Fussy Eaters

My Children are fussy eaters My children are fussy eaters…  phew I said it!  I am fairly sure that admission is the first step to recovery and I need to get this recovery sorted out as I have been rather hiding from this issue that has been getting worse recently.  I mean they are not […]

One day they will be grown…

Recently I completed my first 10km race something that less than two years ago I could never have fathomed doing in a million years and I did it in a very respectable time of 1:02 (since it was 30 degrees I was thrilled just to be able to do it!), but in the midst of […]

starting school

13 things parents need to know about children starting school

I now have two children in school with two more starting nursery this year so I have been a reception mum twice and tearfully watched my lovely littles head into school for the first time whilst simultaneously doing an internal happy dance.  Your child starting school is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotions and mum […]