Today I hate my blog. I think it's trivial, frivolous and irrelevant, and frankly I'm a bit embarrassed by it. If you think that's a bit strong, a bit of an over reaction to some aimiable light hearted waffle about the joys of parenting, here's why: http://mobile.reuters.com/news/picture/the-struggles-of-migrant-mothers?articleId=USRTS26WW&utm_source=twitter It's so easy, when you watch the news about … Continue reading today I hate my blog
Month: September 2015
No Screen Sunday – take 2
Following on from last Sunday's howling success (or maybe just 'howling') we decided to do No Screen Sunday again yesterday. Here's nine tips from the day about what worked and what didn't: Getting up early for Junior Park Run - great idea. Dozy parents failing to notice that the junior park runner, having eaten her early breakfast … Continue reading No Screen Sunday – take 2
“No Screen Sunday” – with plenty of screams
Following on from last week's rant about Cbeebies taking over my house, and having had a lazy afternoon with a DVD on Saturday, I decided - in true evil despot style, with no consultation - that yesterday was going to be No Screen Sunday. The TV was turned off, tablets and phones were put away and … Continue reading “No Screen Sunday” – with plenty of screams
Mum’s book reviews: Why I love Dr Seuss
One of the best bits of parenting is introducing your kids to toys, books or games you loved when you were their age. And, obviously, when they start liking them too - it's a bit rubbish when you share your treasured favourites and the little darlings just sneer in contempt, which does also happen. But luckily, … Continue reading Mum’s book reviews: Why I love Dr Seuss
A world without Cbeebies?
So the BBC are considering cutting several channels, including Cbeebies. I found out about this yesterday morning from a petition on Facebook, which, when I looked again later that day had already gathered 60,0000 signatures from outraged parents. Cbeebies has played a massive role in my family's life over the last decade. I'm a bit behind the … Continue reading A world without Cbeebies?