Doing it all…..

Some parents believe in the opposite. Cook every meal for them. Make every cup of tea. Cut every fruit. Make every school lunch. Carry every bag. Buy every toy and open it up for them. Bake every cake. ETc – do everything, even when they are adults, keep on doin it.
What is your opinion on the matter?

Teaming up – Sainsburys and Starbucks

Ok – so I had a brainwave today. needs to team up with and put a coffee shop in every store. It’s a win-win. Why did I worry about this mundane issue today? for a few reasons: 1) There isn’t a Starbucks in my town ( there is a Costa). 2) Generally parking near any […]

The more premissive you are,the bigger the trouble ahead

If kids think you think it’s ok, then they will try it! 40% of 15 year-olds have experienced being drunk twice  – or so they say. Well….. I’ not sure what kids they are talking about, because as a parent I know where my kids are. Sometimes I see kids walking along the street at […]

Bring rugby boots quickly!

“Bring rugby boots quickly please!” – a text from my son on a Friday afternoon.  He knows I am not the ‘bring things to school’ type of Mum. I don’t do that. I don’t bring thigs to school, or get involved with teachers, or make school lunch. It’s not what I do. So today I […]

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Looking for Halloween ideas for the little ones?

I actually think she’s been quite inventive, and it looks great. For a zombie type event.

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What do you do for yourself?

So I changed the way I do things this year. I decided I needed to do something for ME!
So, everyone who knows me knows I love cricket. I also love training my dogs. Both are outdoors activities, and I am an ‘outdoorsy’ person, so that suits me well.

Rage against the teenager

My daughter missed her school bus today because she was watching tv on her laptop in her room. RAGE!!
I don’t allow the kids to watch tv before school, because this is what happens. They forget time.
They don’t get ready, and they miss things – like school books, or homework, or BUSSES.

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You can choose how to react……

He could look at it as if it was a alarm clock urging him to do exercise and get healthy – in otherwise in a POSITIVE light. Instead of being grumpy and moaning. That doesn’t help anyone.

buying a car for your child

Stuff I never knew about buying your child a car.

Benefits of people going through parental stages earlier than you! I guess with most peopel it’s their friends going through something a year or two ahead, but I don’t have friends with kids older. Or we know people with kids in their 30’s…. so that doesn’t help. So, there are some of the benefits…. life is full of learning…..

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Looking for new ideas for Christmas – of a dental nature?

When it comes to cleaning teeth – or even getting your kids to pick up a toothbrush?
I saw these Christmas ideas on a Dentists website and thought they’d be a great idea as a stocking filler.

The Black Friday Specials on Amazon

What is Black Friday I hear you say? Well Wiki says this : “Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar toBoxing Day sales […]

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Tip :Take responsibility for your life

So what is going to count in the hard times? Perseverance, not being handed everything, so you have to work for things, because when the hard times hit, you’ll have to work even harder, and keep on doing it, for years maybe. But if you know about working hard, you won’t be upset by it.

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Is it all a competition?

Or it did. Until I found a new bug bare with people. Friend scroungers. I hate them. I HATE people that invite you for tea and then ‘lose’ their money

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