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Preteen Girls And Scary Movies

Preteen Girls And Scary Movies

“Can we watch IT!” they scream at me. A gaggle of twelve-year-old girls never “ask” or “say”. They scream. All the time. Especially when it’s a slumber party. “No. Absolutely not,” I say. My voice is not raised nor is it rushed. It’s level and calm. The voice of a...
Do we project our anxieties onto our children?

Do we project our anxieties onto our children?

This week has been a great week for lots of different reasons. The biggest thing for us this week was driving a 416mile round trip from Kent to Derby over two days for my cousins 21st birthday. It was an absolutely brilliant time. I’m currently sat on the sofa...
Smart Home, Smart Family

Smart Home, Smart Family

I’m a geek! There, I’ve said it. I went all through school trying to be cool and fighting to not be a nerd and now that I’m an adult, I’ve become the biggest nerd of all. I’ve always loved a gadget but my new love is smart gadgets. I walk around my house talking to...
How To Teach Your Kids To Love Books

How To Teach Your Kids To Love Books

Recently I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with children’s books author Kaye Umansky (‘Pass The Jam Jim’, The ‘Pong Wify’ Series, ‘I Don’t like Gloria’). The workshop was aimed at the parents of a school that my mum works at. Although I was invited due to my own...