Catching the Bus: 5 Tips to Make Kids Confident

Flea is 12 now and I’m fully aware it’s time to start helping her become more independent. But wow, it isn’t easy. I feel slightly guilty when I tell people that Flea has never taken a bus by herself. But her primary school was 8 miles away, so a bus wasn’t… View Post

7 Things that will Definitely Happen in Year 7

So your precious baby is about to start Year 7, and secondary school? Get ready. I say get ready because you have NO idea how much things are going to change over the next 12 months. Your little kid is going to transform into a borderline teenager right in front… View Post

How Secondary School Changed my Daughter

Sometimes in parenting, there are moments that make you stop in your tracks. “Holy Hell, how did THAT happen?” you’ll ask yourself. Take the two video stills below. The first image is from last July, just before Flea started secondary school. The second image is from a video a couple of weeks ago.… View Post

A Mum in a Million

  On Mother’s Day, there’s a story I love to tell our family about my Mum.  I was nine years old, and I had a stomach bug. In the middle of the night, I went to wake my Mum up to tell her I’d been sick.  “Well, go and clear… View Post

Looking after a Sick Child

We were just arriving home from a day out, and a quick visit to my brother’s house yesterday when Flea announced she had a headache. “I feel a bit sick,” she said, before unleashing The Exorcist on our bathroom. I don’t deal well with sick children. As I may have mentioned… View Post