Talking To Our Kids About Death

Talking To Our Kids About Death

In the UK certainly, it isn’t the norm for children to see dead bodies and […]

Feeling Guilty About Needing Some ‘Me Time’?

Feeling Guilty About Needing Some ‘Me Time’?

Last week Mr Elfie and I celebrated our 10th anniversary with a night away without […]

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

What do you do when you’re out and about and suddenly find yourself meeting a […]

Say What You Mean!

Say What You Mean!

Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Lies…   There’s a big thing in our house about saying […]

Indoor & Outdoor Party Games!

Indoor & Outdoor Party Games!

As many of you know, it’s totally impossible to plan a children’s birthday party when […]

Why Being An Imperfect Parent Is A Good Thing

Why Being An Imperfect Parent Is A Good Thing

Feature Photo by Jordan Sanchez, Courtesy of Unsplash   I was in a sports shop […]

How Reading With Your Child Develops Memory, Creativity & Security

How Reading With Your Child Develops Memory, Creativity & Security

A fabulous guest post by ‘Short Story Lady’ on why reading with your child is so […]

10 Creative Questions For Children Who Hate Maths

10 Creative Questions For Children Who Hate Maths

  Our 8 year old flounced into the house yesterday and announced (again) how much […]

Challenging Our Kids: How Important Is It To Let Them Win?

Challenging Our Kids: How Important Is It To Let Them Win?

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army Garrison Well the big kids’ Sports Days last week sent […]

Why I’ve Told My Children They Can’t Give Up Music Lessons

Why I’ve Told My Children They Can’t Give Up Music Lessons

‘But they’re too hard and too boring,’ says our 8 year old begging me to […]

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest   Our son had just turned 4 […]

Helping Our Daughter to Embrace Her Creative Mistakes

Helping Our Daughter to Embrace Her Creative Mistakes

I’ve written a guest post on helping our daughter to embrace her creative mistakes and […]

Reading Recommendations From a 9 year old Bookworm and a 7 year old Reluctant Reader….Guest Post by Helena
Dear Dog Owners…

Dear Dog Owners…

(Feature Photo By Kind Courtesy of John Goode) Dear Dog Owners… I must thank you […]

When You Have Different Views On Safety!

When You Have Different Views On Safety!

(Feature photo courtesy of Nick Diamantidis)   You’re safety conscious and your partner definitely seems […]

Hidden Treasures In The Playground

Hidden Treasures In The Playground

You know the drill…! Hassled and a bit late, you head up the road on […]

Osteopathic Advice For Pregnancy & New Mums

Osteopathic Advice For Pregnancy & New Mums

(Cover photo courtesy of Thomas van Ardenne)   As an Osteopath, I’m always asked if I […]

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Oooh I think I’ve stumbled on something…a way of getting young children out of the […]

Talking About The Birds & The Bees

Talking About The Birds & The Bees

A few days ago I was asked by parent with a 7 year old what age […]

Talking To Our Kids About Drugs

Talking To Our Kids About Drugs

When we were growing up we lived in an old Vicarage (free with the job), […]

Being Bullied – ‘The Bully Jar’

Being Bullied – ‘The Bully Jar’

I suspect we’ve all been bullied at some point in our lives, either as children, adults […]

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