PARENTING

  • Zero Waste Bathroom

    October 18, 2018

    Ideas for a Zero Waste Bathroom

    The bathroom. Usually the smallest room in the house but it’s responsible for producing a lot of waste!

    Our shampoo bottles and toilet rolls are often overlooked when it comes to  recycling too with only 50% ending up in landfill.

    Ensuring you recycle in the bathroom can make a big difference,” ...

  • How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

    October 10, 2018

    It’s difficult to write about parenting without coming across as overly judgemental.

    There are so many different opinions and most claim that research is on their side.

    I write this as a former Early Years Teacher and as a parent. I write it knowing how easy it is to misinterpret the hundreds of different ‘expert’ opinions that ...

  • A Letter To Headteachers Everywhere…

    October 3, 2018

    Dear Headteacher,

    Summer is over and your classrooms are full of smartly dressed students once again.

    My child won’t be among them because I’m saddened by the state of Education in this country.

    I’m saddened that children so young are already bored with learning. Their once enthusiastic faces, keen to understand everything…gone. Just like that. ...

  • Parenting Rules That Were Made To Be Broken

    October 3, 2018

    I’ve always been a bit of a follow the rules girl. I generally did what I was told as a child (don’t ask my mum 😂), I kept my head down at school and I’ve never really been in trouble. Go me!

    However, having kids of my own has really highlighted to me that there ...

  • Going to work sucks…and why we’ll do almost anything (legal) to avoid it!

    September 25, 2018

    What I struggle with most in the ‘real’ world is how everything seems to revolve around ‘going to work’.

    I think I’ve always struggled with this idea…way before I entered the world of work. I remember as a child hating having to go to school just because ‘that’s the way it is’.

    OK, a lot of ...