children

When Can I Resign from Being a Parent?

“Boys break your house, girls break your heart.” Anon. When Can I Resign from Being a Parent? It seems to me that boys are brilliant at breaking things, or worse, themselves and girls are brilliant at breaking you, either way your parent-heart is a little bit dented every time. When it happens to me I… Read More »When Can I Resign from Being a Parent?

I’ve stopped feeding the kids one day a week in the school holidays.

I’ve stopped feeding the kids one day a week in the school holidays. Multiple choice: Would you rather a) Visit the dentist OR b) Take four discontent children with you to do your weekly grocery shop? Some people have been known to punch their dentist (actually my neighbour – he… Read More »I’ve stopped feeding the kids one day a week in the school holidays.

family picnic in the park outside chateau Fontainbleau

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids How to make the best out of picnicking with your (sometimes?) picky kids. Picnics for the Famous Five were always glorious and filled with the tastiest sounding delights. My Less-Famous Four have not taken to plum cake though and ginger pop is hard to… Read More »‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

kids sitting on suitcases

Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier

Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier When anticipating travelling with your kids are you cool calm and collected or panicked, stressed and thinking the idea of staying at home might just be a whole lot easier? We have travelled with our four kids since they were born, for the… Read More »Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier