At What Age Is It Safe For Your Child To Walk …

These days I often see sad stories about children who go missing on their walk to school and you can practically hear a collective sigh…

Top Tips To Get Your Kids To Do Their Homework

Now that Caitlin is in Year 6 and Ieuan in Year 5, I’m anticipating that the volume of homework will definitely be increasing.  And, if…

Back To School Hacks For Busy Mothers

It isn’t just the kids that dread going back to school; it can send parents into a frenzy too. The school run, packed lunches, school…

Sistema Bento Boxes – Lunch All Organised For Back To School

Ah.  The packed lunch.  The daily wrestle with cling film (never sticks) or tin foil (risk of a severed finger). Happily, gone are the days…

The Bad Mother’s 21 Point Guide To Knowing When To Send …

As the kids prepare to return to school, some mums don’t want them to go.  We only have 18 summers with them, they exclaim –…

What do you say when your child hates sports day?

What do you say when your child hates sports day?  Actually, to be more precise, what do you say when YOU hated sports day but…

Parents – Stress Free Revision Tips For Your Child

It’s that time of year again when exams loom and schools start to circulate exam timetables and remind parents about the importance of getting our…

If We’d Had World Book Day In The 70’s, I’…

Today is World Book Day which celebrates authors, illustrators, books and, a subject close to my heart, reading. In fact it has been designated a worldwide celebration…

Review: Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit

When I was in school, science was taught in a lab complete with bunsen burners and the heady pong of phosphorus. The Periodic Table was…

When Should You Keep Your Child Off School?

It’s the question every parent has to ask themselves and at least once a term.  You can guarantee that as soon as a new term…

Are Clarks Shoes Right For Letting Girls Be Girls?

This week’s ‘outrage’ has been caused by shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks’ effrontery.  They have designed a range of shoes for girls which look, well,…