summer holidays

needing time on my own at the beach

Why do I find the summer so difficult as a parent?

Why do I find the summer so difficult as a parent? Here in Ireland the children are all on the their summer holidays, the primary schools broke up at the end of last week and only return on 1st September – 9 weeks off! However, the secondary schools broke up… Read More »Why do I find the summer so difficult as a parent?

7 Easy and Fun Art Projects for Kids Aged 7+

7 Easy and Fun Art Projects for Kids Aged 7+ With the summer holidays fast approaching you might be feeling apprehensive about keeping the kids occupied all the time. I know I am! Especially on rainy days and days your purse is empty, or you can’t bear to watch the… Read More »7 Easy and Fun Art Projects for Kids Aged 7+

The Complaints Department will Open when I’m in the Right Mood

I have had a few years of summer holidays with my kids at home for about nine weeks, this year is my first with a teenager who gets three months. The past years have presented one or two challenges so this year I am bucking up my approach. Oh, how I… Read More »The Complaints Department will Open when I’m in the Right Mood