Liberty on the Lighter Side - (LoLS)

Born in the UK, reared in South Africa and now living in the Irish countryside with my husband, four kids, a few chickens and other animals, I love to write about the issues closest to my heart on my blog Liberty on the Lighter Side. With honesty and sometimes humour I discuss the ups and downs of family life, including parenting, being a woman in my late 40's, travel, arts and crafts and our favourite recipes. Before I was a mother I was Graphic Designer - creating is my all-time favourite activity. I'd love it if you joined my family on our adventures.

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Supporting Your Child Through Study and Exam Stress

Supporting Your Child Through Study and Exam Stress [Image: Unsplash. This is a collaborative post] We usually talk about stress in negative terms but apparently some stress is a good thing as it prepares our brains to perform better and forces us to adapt to new situations. Obviously too much… Read More »Supporting Your Child Through Study and Exam Stress

How to Help Keep Your Children Confident and Sociable as They Grow

How to Help Keep Your Children Confident and Sociable as They Grow Collaborative Post (Feature image Unsplash) I wouldn’t have called myself a confident child, I was quiet and a bit shy, although paradoxically I longed for the limelight! Talking about a Nativity play? Make me Mary!! (Albeit a softly… Read More »How to Help Keep Your Children Confident and Sociable as They Grow

Things I wish I knew before Covid-19 entered our home

13 Things I wish I knew before Covid-19 entered our home

13 Things I wish I knew before Covid-19 entered our home We had a Covid relay in our house with 4 of the 6 of us testing positive one after the other. From the onset of symptoms in the first child to the end of quarantine from last child, with… Read More »13 Things I wish I knew before Covid-19 entered our home

4 Rules Every Parent Should Set For Your Teens To Follow

4 Rules Every Parent Should Set For Their Teens To Follow

4 Rules Every Parent Should Set For Their Teens To Follow Collaborative Post (Feature image Pexels) In this blog post I have teamed up with a guest writer who has compiled a list of 4 simple rules that are helpful for every parent to know which they can set for… Read More »4 Rules Every Parent Should Set For Their Teens To Follow

Managing Covid-19, Kids and Cans of Beans.

Managing Covid-19, Kids and Cans of Beans. Four out of the six of us in our home tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week – we have all been tested now. Thankfully none of us have a severe case so far, but I am keeping my eye on Athol,… Read More »Managing Covid-19, Kids and Cans of Beans.