If you read the blog regularly or know me personally, you will know that you pretty much have to be dying to get any sympathy from me! I do not tolerate unnecessary whining, and crying should be an indication of something serious, not a minor ailment. I would often pretend not to see, when my… Continue reading Damn You, Hormones!!
My work as a fitness professional and sports coach, has meant that I have always had a keen interest in nutrition. However, when it comes to kids (especially my own!), all the knowledge in the world won’t help unless they understand how different foods effect their well-being, give them energy, help them grow etc. I have always… Continue reading How to Encourage Kids to make HEALTHY Food Choices
Last Monday, J had a small knee operation (an arthroscopy) and has been sat with his leg up for a week now. Being really active parents, this has put a strain on our normal family life and really put into context the importance of keeping fit, healthy and active while being a parent! Though this… Continue reading Mummies! Have you got the Energy to Keep up with your Kids?
My kids like many, love helping to cook in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to encourage them to eat foods that they wouldn’t normally chose, discuss healthy eating and enhance their weighing and measuring skills. Cakes and biscuits are always a winner with kids and the best way to get them involved to begin… Continue reading The Best Recipes for Cooking with Kids
Our wonderful child-minder has just gone off on maternity leave with her first. She’s been with us since the Boy was 5 months old, and I can safely say, she is the reason I’m still sane!! Though I don’t work full time, I work evenings and weekends, which worked out well until J started travelling… Continue reading Practical Gift Set for Mum-to-be
It’s that time of year again- cue the rain or scorching heat- schools around the UK are gearing up for Sports Day! That one day of the year that seems to cause so much controversy about winning and losing, where dad’s around the country pull hamstrings and mum’s compete in flip-flops. The competitive spirit is… Continue reading Should Kids Be Allowed To Lose?
Dyslexia is a rainbow, a spectrum of abilities and difficulties. The difficulties are what we focus on and what I thought dyslexia was, but it’s so much more than that. Some of our most brilliant and talented minds are dyslexic, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Albert Einstein, Oliver Reed, Agatha Christie, to name but a few.… Continue reading Understanding Dyslexia, an ongoing Journey
I generally refer to mornings in our house as a military operation! Time is precious and to get everyone clothed, cleaned, fed and out of the house on time, it requires a Sargent Major- me! Cereal is therefore the obvious breakfast choice for speed and ease but, it doesn’t help that lately, I’ve become a… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry- Breakfast
A few months ago, when J was away, the children had been in bed for a few hours, when I heard the familiar sound of my eldest (K) moving around and chatting to herself. I went into her room, to find her sitting looking at the doorway. I walked over to say goodnight and tuck… Continue reading Dealing with Night Terrors
“Mummy, I think I need alcohol” my then 3 year old (the middle one- Lou) said innocently. “Sorry darling, what did you say?” thinking I’d miss heard. “Alcohol Mummy. I poorly” “Oh you mean Calpol!” I giggled to myself thinking, “That’s one for the baby book!” With three of them, it’s constant! The nasal drips… Continue reading Tips to Treat Colds, Coughs and Croup