Category: Living with children

As easy as riding a bike

We’ve recently been teaching our 6-year-old to ride a bike. What with all my operations, babies and so on we never got round to it before. We did get him a balance bike and it came out once or twice. We took him to a local car park (on a …

For my mum – the single parent

Although I am not one I was raised by a single parent. Single parents come in many guises, men, women, straight, gay, they work, they don’t, they have one child, they have many. Some single parents have an ex partner that helps shoulder the load of childcare whilst others are, …

Zuru Shnooks Series 2 – Candy Scented Review & Win!

I’m very fond of these little Shnooks creatures, Big L reviewed the original Zuru Shnooks last year and since then it comes out fairly often, its fuzzy hair usually tickling Little Ls chin. Although they are appropriate for age 3 and upwards (likely due to the smaller accessories I would imagine), …

Bullying – what can we learn from our children?

This week is Anti Bullying Week How do I know this? Because Little L (aged 6 and a half) has come home with dreams of joining the “Anti-Bullying Alliance” (it might not actually be called that but you get the gist). He is so determined to stand up to bullies …

I. Hate. Mornings

Why I hate mornings!! One day Big L may read this (sooner rather than later at the rate he’s learning to read) and so, my Darling, I have to tell you that I love you very much but by heck you drive me fucking insane in the mornings. Now I’m …

Kids parties – Big L’s 5th Birthday

So. Here it is. My first blog post. And it is about something entirely relevant to me at the moment, kids parties. I’ve been umming and ahhing about writing a blog for a while. Despite appearances, I’m quite shy, but I also like to vent and I’m pretty opinionated – …

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