Parent Life

Welcome to the parent life. We all know that parenting is pretty much just lurching from bliss to chaos and back again on a regular basis while trying not to lose your shit. I can’t promise any sage advice (I am winging this parenting thing!), but if I find hacks I am sharing them!

Don’t be shocked to fine important self-care tips in here, along with wine lists, important taste tests for assorted chocolate items and maybe even some serious stuff…maybe…

 

Exclusive Raider’s Peril Minecraft Challenge

Minecraft-Raiders-Peril-Challenge

There is a consensus that, for a lot of parents and kids, this is just massively overwhelming, and a lot of really fantastic parents are beating themselves up for not facing every learning day with a smile and enthusiasm. Maybe it’s just time to say: ‘Give me a break – school at home is HARD!’

Give Me A Break – School At Home Is Hard!

Give Me A Break

There is a consensus that, for a lot of parents and kids, this is just massively overwhelming, and a lot of really fantastic parents are beating themselves up for not facing every learning day with a smile and enthusiasm. Maybe it’s just time to say: ‘Give me a break – school at home is HARD!’

Bubblegum Brain

Bubblegum Brain

For adults, 2020 has been hard to handle – for kids, our kid at least, this year has been really hard to get through; this was the year that we were getting out and about more, meeting more home ed families, doing more experiential learning. The disappointment of not being able to do that was, …

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Hands off Santa, 2020!

Hands Off Santa 2020

Last night I witnessed two people with kids throwing insults at each other, on Facebook, over the Santa Claus issue. It was the usual scenario – one parent saying ‘let them believe’, the other ‘you’re lying to your child’ etc etc etc. For the record, if you choose to tell your child that you believe …

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Beat the Heat This summer

Beat the Heat This Summer

With the UK facing some crazy Australian-style high temps over the coming days, I thought it might be useful to post a little reminder of some ways to beat the heat and deal with the unwelcome side effects of a heatwave.