Tagged with Parenting

What makes the perfect reward chart?

What makes the perfect reward chart?

I need your advice. I’m helping the online pocket money website Roosterbank create a reward chart. They want to come up with something  that will be both useful for parents and fun for kids, and FREE for everyone, regardless of whether or not they use the Roosterbank site. (They’re nice like that). I have to … Continue reading

The best advice my mum ever gave me

The best advice my mum ever gave me

Today, to promote their Mum of the Year awards, (Bee and Belle, if you’re reading, you can make nominations here, just saying…), Tesco have been asking people on twitter for the best piece of advice ever given to them by their mum. It got me thinking about all the weird things that I remember being … Continue reading

Small pleasures – my proud mummy moment

Small pleasures – my proud mummy moment

I’m not your traditional sentimental mum. I’ve never shed a tear at a nativity, and the least impressive pieces of artwork very often accidentally* end up in the recycling.** However, I am totally smitten with Belle’s performance in her class production of Oliver. She played Nancy, and had several solos to sing. My favourite is … Continue reading

How to make children listen

How to make children listen

I have to say straight up that I don’t have the answer to this, I was sort of hoping you might provide it. I just wanted to have a moan. I was talking to a friend yesterday about the sheer relentlessness and futility of parenting. It came about from a discussion about teeth cleaning. I … Continue reading

Women, girls and body image

Women, girls and body image

How’s your body image? Are you happy with your wobbly bits? At peace with your wonky nose? Or do you cling to the dream that if only you were a few pounds lighter, a little bit taller, that all would be well with the world? I wish I could say that I didn’t care about … Continue reading