We recently had a school sports day. My son, J, is slim and about average height, but he isn't a natural athlete. I work hard at encouraging him to push himself physically, as he is inclined to be cautious and lacks confidence in this field. I also insist that he does a weekly swimming class plus ... Read More about School Sports Day – An Exercise in Humiliation
I've previously written about the fact that my son isn't dry at night. We are using size 6 nappies still because he is very slim at the moment. Nappies are quite a bit cheaper than pyjama pants, not least because they come in bigger packets, so you can save if you buy in bulk. We need them in ... Read More about Still In Night Nappies At Six
I recently heard two parents bemoaning the lack of after school revision classes for year 6 SATs tests. My initial reaction was one of horror and pity for the children involved, who were clearly being worked hard at home to achieve good SATs results. The concern seemed to be that if their child ... Read More about Do We Push Our Children Too Much Academically?
We try to be reasonably green as a family recycling, composting, using public transport or walking when we can, etc. So when we were preparing for J's arrival we naturally thought about trying reusable nappies. I attended a nappy morning ran by our local council to see some nappies and get some ... Read More about Reusable Nappies Didn’t Work For Us
I was the eldest child of a big family and grew up with lots of pesky, younger brothers and sisters. I think it was this experience of younger children, particularly during my teenage years, that put me off having children of my own. When you've had younger siblings giggling behind the sofa when ... Read More about Late Decision To Be A Mum