Family fun, Kids, Life, Reviews

Holiday happenings

Another lovely weekend is coming to an end as I sit and type this post. It's been a busy week and although I love short work weeks, it adds a little extra pressure to get everything done that needs doing. I have a great relationship with my boss. I used to work for her husband… Continue reading Holiday happenings

Kids, Let's chat, Life, Uncategorized

Teaching Good Table Manners

As kids, table manners were drummed into us. Most nights we ate together at the table as a family, with each one taking turns to set the table before dinner, or clearing afterwards. And then, of course, came the washing up. These days, many families don't eat at the table much, and for those that… Continue reading Teaching Good Table Manners

Kids, Let's chat

Be the fun parent

I realise this is a strange title and can give the incorrect impression, so read on to see what I mean. I'm one of those people who can't sit still and do nothing. Put a different way, I seldom sit still...period. I always find something to do, or think of something I should be doing,… Continue reading Be the fun parent

Book Reviews, Kids

Book Review: The Island of Beyond

We stumbled upon this book at our local library. From the look of it, it was a brand new addition to the library and although the title didn't grab my son's attention, the picture on the front of two boys standing staring into a fire certainly did. We were captivated. Our shared reading sessions made… Continue reading Book Review: The Island of Beyond

Kids, Let's chat, Life

Teaching Children “The Right Thing To Do”

My son and I recently had cause to discuss this topic. Soccer training was cancelled as the teams were supposed to attend a sport psychology session. Heaven knows why kids as young as mine need to be doing this now, I mean they're not seasoned Pro's, but we had agreed to attend. I knew we'd… Continue reading Teaching Children “The Right Thing To Do”