Most days my inner monologue goes a little something like this… (wakes up) Oh God, what day is it? Oh no, it’s Wednesday. I feckin hate Wednesays. Wednesday means – swimming lessons. Oh God. I hate my life. (four-year-old enters and slips under the duvet for a squishy cuddle) Oh… Continue reading The Bipolar Mum…
Giving your child jobs will help improve behaviour… When I was a teacher, giving out jobs was a technique I used all the time to manage challenging kid’s behaviour. Picture the scene – the hyperactive, problematic kid enters the class, but before he starts stomping about kicking chairs and flinging… Continue reading Improve your Child’s Behaviour with Chores
Sugar does make my kids hyper. In fact, it makes them batshit crazy, which is why I try to limit it. Sugar hyper school kids… When I was a teacher I used to teach a Year 10 Class just after lunchtime. There was one kid, let’s call him Jimmy, now… Continue reading Does sugar make kids hyper?
Papoosegate… mega lolz right? This week Piers Morgan slammed Daniel Craig on Twitter for carrying his baby daughter in a papoose. Naturally, the debate then made its way onto Good Morning Britain where Piers stood by his opinion, calling dads who wear papooses – ‘emasculated’. Hundreds of thousands of dads… Continue reading Papoosegate
Why would we reward our kids for good behaviour? Don’t know about you, but I don’t do nowt for free. Who does? When it’s date night and I’ve made an effort to smooth down the Ken Dodd head and paint over the eye bags, I do expect a – ‘you… Continue reading Rewarding Kids – Top Ten Tips
A short essay on why females bring other females down… When I was head of year in a secondary school, about 90% of my time was spent sorting out bitchiness between girls. Now that my little girl is in school, sadly it is evident this sort of crap is still… Continue reading Bitch Eat Bitch
When I was a teacher, I loved teaching Sex Education. However… not all teachers shared my enthusiasm. Sixty year old, male D.T. teachers in their carky corduroys did not feel comfortable teaching it. Traditional, aging female R.E. teachers in their tweed skirts and beaded necklaces squirmed at even the thought.… Continue reading ‘Mummy, what’s sex?’
I have a very good friend (whom I love dearly and is probably going to read this), who for her baby’s first birthday threw the most epic kids birthday party. It was on par with an MTV ‘My Sweet Sixteen’ millionaire teenager’s bash. It had a bouncy castle, homemade cakes… Continue reading The kids party hell
In the last twelve months my six-year-old and my four-year-old have lost three grandads… I know, it’s complicated… (My Mum and Dad separated when I was about seven and so I have quite an extended family in a – ‘don’t ever ask me to draw my family tree’ type of… Continue reading Should small children go to funerals?
Dear Oliver Dlouhy, Founder & CEO of Kiwi.com, I am writing to tell you that your company – kiwi.com (in my opinion) is a total pile of shite. I don’t give a turtles turd that you have been named ‘Forbes Czech – 30 under 30’ because quite frankly, I have… Continue reading An open letter to kiwi.com