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Parenting

  • Sponsor a child and change lives

    Tweet One of the things that happens when you become a parent is that you become much more aware that not all children are as lucky as yours; it makes you determined to help…

    March 3, 2014
  • Competitive Fancy Dress Syndrome: are you at risk?

    Tweet My twitter timeline is currently full of mums worrying about what their kids are going to wear for World Book Day, or making fancy dress outfits for various events, or trying to find…

    March 2, 2014
  • All I want for Christmas

    Tweet It’s funny how you reach a certain stage in life where receiving Christmas presents ceases to be the most important thing about the holidays. Maybe it’s a sign of maturity, or maybe it’s…

    December 1, 2013
  • KOR GEOMAG toy review

    Tweet I love the idea of toys for kids that really encourage them to use their imagination and creativity, and all kids love magnets, so when KOR GEOMAG asked if Ben, 10, would like…

    November 30, 2013
  • Naked ambition

    Tweet This was one of my first newspaper byline photos, taken when my son was small. Let’s ignore the fact that my skin was like porcelain back then, my hair was dark and I…

    November 13, 2013
  • School road rage mums should be banned

    Tweet I read in the paper last night that some councils in London (and elsewhere in the country) are using cameras now to clamp down on school run mums who park illegally while they’re…

    November 5, 2013
  • While you were sleeping

    Tweet No 1 Son asked me last night why I always go into his room in the morning when he’s asleep, and stand there for a few minutes (and I thought I was being…

    September 12, 2013
  • The importance of eye tests for kids

    Tweet I can still remember the moment I realised I needed glasses. I had only gone to the optician’s appointment at school to get out of PE. ‘Cover your right eye with your hand…

    September 8, 2013
  • The One where I go on Mum Strike

    Tweet I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to domestic stuff – not even my best friends could call me fastidious. But I do like things to be clean and fairly tidy. Unfortunately, like many…

    August 19, 2013