Back to school letter

A back to school letter to my children

Olivia and William, I wanted to write you a back to school letter to mark the dawn of this new school year. You awoke this morning tired, your bodies not

Life lessons

17 life lessons children can teach grown ups

Taking inspiration from children to live our lives well. It’s so easy to think that we know it all. That we’ve got things sussed. Having spent 30-odd years on this planet now, you’d think

heart foam glasses, Baker Ross, arts and crafts

Wear your heart on your… eyes this Valentine's Day

Heart foam glasses: a fun craft for children this Valentine’s Day. It’s the start of February. It can only mean one thing. Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day in

Young children

Siblings: a special bond

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu There is a special and unique bond which siblings share. They have


My soft play confession

Why I secretly enjoy ‘soft play hell’. Soft play. Two words that can strike fear into the heart of any parent. My children desperately want to go to soft play.

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