Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Mothers’ Day

I am sometimes referred to as a last-minute person. Although, naturally, I prefer to think of myself as charmingly spontaneous. But yes, I am the sort of person often to be found panic buying last-minute Mother’s Day gifts. Kids have it easy when it comes to Mother’s Day, I reckon.… View Post

Putting the Thrill into Parenting

Picture the scene: Parents were seated around the room, drinking tea and coffee, eating biscuits. The Dads were wearing jackets, the Mums were smartly dressed. There was a quiet murmur of chatter. The assembled group had been waiting for an hour for the drama performance to start. The children had spent that… View Post

The 5 Faces of Parents’ Evening

Yesterday was Flea’s second parents’ evening of senior school. I’ve got to be honest. I’d had a good day. The sun was shining and I took some time out, culminating in a 90-minute de-stress treatment at our local spa (HEAVEN). So I was ready to be entertained. And everyone knows… View Post

When Should you Reward your Kids?

Do you reward your children for achievements, and if so, which ones? As with most parenting issues, I veer from being 100% certain that I’ve got it sussed, and realising I have precisely zero idea what’s the right thing to do. I want to motivate and recognise when Flea has… View Post