Trying to get validation

Mind of a Child – My kids, as I expect many others, see holidays as an excuse to let school work take a back seat…

Throwback Tuesday

My blog -The beautiful sunny weather has made me reminisce to days from my childhood…

Publicity talk

Mind of a child – My son is really excited because he has a publicity talk at school…

Through a child’s eye

Everybody see’s the world differently. But children, their view of the world can be completely independent to themselves…

Top Marks!

End of term school exams are here. Some children fly through them, some really struggle. Then there’s the children who… well lets just say – they’re completely oblivious…

My Clever Son

My 9 year old is such a clever lad who comes up with some great solutions to better the world….

Save Me

A blog highlighting the dangers shown in the Sky Atlantic series ‘Save Me’. A must read for all parents…

To be a Man

It’s a normal Sunday in our household and as I wake I’m already dreading the day! Sunday’s for me are go, go, go, without a minute to sit and have a cup of coffee. My husband, on the other hand, loves Sunday’s. Here’s how our days differ… ME – Wake up and after the kids are…

When I grow up

My 9 year old son is forever changing his mind about what he wants to be when he grows up.

Child over Dog?

“Shall we have another kid?” my husband surprised me by asking one day. “No chance” was my reply. Already a mum to 3 boys, there was no way I would even think about having another! But then I thought I’d try my luck. “Shall we get a dog?” I asked him. “No way” he shot…

Teenage stress.

Why is it so hard to communicate with teenagers. It seems that the more vocabulary they learn, the less they actually use! And when the attitude kicks in, that’s when you’re trouble! I understand that times have evolved and this generation of young adults has a lot more stress than most of us did growing…

Hold my hand

Hold my hand my child I’ll help to guide your way. I’ll teach you to laugh, to walk, to talk I’ll even show you how to play.   Hold my hand and my child I’ll lead you down the trail. I’ll teach you to read, to write, to organise To recover from times when you…

Another recreational drug!

For the last few months I have been noticing tiny, little chrome bottles on the streets. I just presumed they were some sort of new trend kids had taken up. This morning when I left the house to walk the dog, I found this on the corner of my road – Still not sure what…

I imagine a world

I imagine a world, such a beautiful place With colourful flowers, shrubs and trees. The animals lazily grazing around A gentle whisper of a breeze.   I imagine a world, such a beautiful place Children playing while they laugh and sing. A playground full of amazing adventures Toddlers being pushed on a swing.   I…

Ofsted – A parent’s perspective

Having worked in the Education sector, I know how important a school’s Ofsted report is. But lets look at it from a parent’s perspective? As a parent we face numerous tough decisions. One of these is where to send your kids to school. I actually uprooted my family and moved to a different borough just to…

It’s my choice!

I’m an adult. I’ve made my own choices. Some good and, I must admit, some bad. But don’t we learn from our mistakes? Shouldn’t we try to live how we want to live and not how we are expected to, as long as we’re not causing any harm. I was never career focused so to…

Beside Me

Wake beside me as I raise for the day Walk beside me as I go on my way. Stand beside me as I face my fear Envision beside me as my path becomes clear. Fight beside me when my life gets tough Comfort beside me when I feel I’ve had enough. Conquer beside me as…

Would winning the lottery change me?

My initial answer would be “YES, of course it would” But now thinking about it, I’m not so convinced. So lets explore… Right, so the first thing I would do is pay off all my debt. I think that’s something most of us would do. Then I would probably take a family vacation. Somewhere like……

A dream is just a dream

A dream is just a dream until it becomes an action. An action is just an action until it becomes a beating heart. A heart is just a heart until it becomes a baby. A baby is just a baby until it becomes a child. A child is just a child until it becomes a…

If only life had stayed simple.

Growing up I didn’t really have any ambitions, no set career path, no goals, I was just strolling through life happily. Truthfully the only thing I was looking forward to was falling in love and being a mum. And so I drifted though school and college, then signed up with an agency and enjoyed the…