Cooking with Kids (Epic Fail)

One of the lovely things about your children growing up is them looking after you, for a change. As Flea’s got older, her naturally kind and thoughtful nature works in my favour pretty often. Like the time I had a cold, and she ran me a hot bubble bath with… View Post

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