Today we took a road trip to Alton Towers with a couple of seven year olds to break them in properly on what would be their first proper experiences of theme parks. We went with the idea that there would be probably a few tears, anxiousness from the children assuming they aren't safe, maybe too … Continue reading Alton Towers
What is a helicopter parent? A helicopter parent is a parent who hovers over the kids all the time, watching every move and waits for something to happen... I used to be that mum! I would be the first one to be jumping in there to stop something from happening. I would be the first … Continue reading Why I won’t be a “helicopter mum”
Well it's the first day of my annual leave and day 3 of Ks school holidays and it's been none stop raining all day- so it's been a day of watching movies, oh and building a car powered by salt water! (Ok, so it was my partner who built it with the help of K) … Continue reading First day of annual leave
Me and my partner both had a child each from previous relationships, so we both came with baggage. I remember being very cautious meeting his daughter, and likewise being cautious about him meeting my son. I didn't want someone to come into his life for him to disappear just as fast. But the day came … Continue reading Step Parenting- how do we do our best by the “other” child?
Nobody ever really dreams of becoming a split parent family, we are conditioned to want a family where the mum and dad are together with all of the children under one roof. But what happens when one parent leaves the home? It's a time filled with turmoil. Not just for the kids but for the … Continue reading How to become the greatest blended family
For normal people, the happiest day of their lives are usually big days where their lives will change forever. For example, getting married, or the birth of baby. And whilst these were definately up there on my top ten, the happiest day of my life was something a little more simpler and yet almost as … Continue reading The happiest day of my life
The summer holidays are always so long and finding enough for the kids to do is a daunting task, without even thinking about how much it is going to cost. Throw in that you are also a working parent and you've got yourself a predicament. I always want to give my kids the best. Any … Continue reading 5 ways to survive the summer holidays as a working parent.
So K has been struggling in mainstream school for the last three years. Almost since day one. The first eighteen months I was told he was "naughty". Then I was pregnant and I was told "it's the upset in his routine" After E was born I was told "you're not giving K enough attention so … Continue reading What happens when you’re forgotten?
Today we celebrated VE Day at the care home I work at as activity coordinator. This is one of the main reasons I love my job! Lets get the flags out and celebrate a big part of the residents lives. I spoke to many of the residents about what VE Day meant to them and … Continue reading VE Day
Hooray! I had to share this post with the world! He has tried, and given up, for two years learning to ride his bike. He suffers with his confidence and as soon as he fails he gives up. Not today! Today he got on his bike and stuck with it! I am so proud … Continue reading Korey rides his bike!