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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 to try one of their ...

Lewis Hamilton joins the school run

Tweet We all know how stressful the school run can be – not just because of aggressive 4×4 drivers and the battle for a parking space, but because of the demand on driving skills with boisterous kids in the ...

Our perfect family holidays in Greece

Tweet My love affair with Greece started when I was quite young; my dad’s first wife was Greek-Cypriot, he’d lived in Athens, spoke some Greek and made a mean moussaka. And our first family holiday there – to Rhodes, ...

Top energy saving tips for families

Tweet I think most of us right now are worried about our energy bills, and wondering how we can cut the costs of our fuel and electricity without turning the heating off completely or stumbling around in the dark. ...

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 look so blimmin’ young: because ...

Raising children in the digital age

Tweet The other day a friend told me that their child can’t wait to get on the iPad at every possible opportunity; they love playing Angry Birds and watching their favourite TV shows, and they can push the buttons ...

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 dropping off their kids at ...

Childless by choice? Please don’t presume to speak for me

Tweet I read an interview with Gloria De Piero, Labour’s new shadow equalities minister, yesterday, in which she said she had ‘never had that maternal urge. I’m 40 now and I’ve always said I don’t want kids, but that decision ...

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 so quiet, although admittedly if ...

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 and read the letters on ...

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