Category: Family Life

Helping your Child Build Confidence & Self Esteem (AD)

We have been given a subscription to Mindscreen – all opinions are ours. These blogs will chart our progress. We have not yet finished the course, I will be posting as we go along.  As a child I wasn’t particularly confident, my self esteem wasn’t great and I fear I …

Making the most of Halloween at Home 2020

Includes items gifted for this post Halloween is going to be a bit different this year but it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun spending it at home Halloween before children was a very different affair, there would be costumes and alcohol, lots and lots of alcohol. Having children has …

Facing the Winter with Ski Wear from Protest

This is a collaborative post  Winter is coming! The nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing colour and falling from the trees and we are already thinking ahead to snow! Things will be different this year. We might not be about to pop over to France for our ski …

Is wolf-whistling a compliment?

Post originally written in July 2016, updated September 2020 following the Guardian article Misogyny should become a hate crime in England and Wales There was an article in the local rag (Yes, Kent Online, I’m looking at you) about a woman who had complained to a train company about workmen …

Back to School Essentials September 2020 *WIN*

This post contains gifted items and affiliate links If you are anything like us you are currently hurriedly putting together your children’s back to school essentials   Now, I am of a view that if it still works or fits it can be used again, in fact Little L (4) starts …

Why I’m sad for the preschoolers following lockdown

I’m feeling a bit sad. I usually try to be upbeat but I am just plain sad about this. Little L had his last day at preschool on Friday, apart from it wasn’t his last day. He last went in to preschool on 13th March as we took both children …

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