What my car says about me!

What does your car say about you?  Like it or not, the car you drive says something about the type of person you are.  And though few of us like to admit it, we all pass some sort of judgement on other drivers when we see what they’re behind the wheel of – if I say the words “BMW driver” what automatically springs to mind? Exactly! Although the idea that you are what you drive is based largelyupon personal prejudices and social stereotypes, there is now data to back up what we’ve all been thinking for years as you can see in We Buy Any Car’s new personality… [Read More]

Why I talk to my four year olds about periods

I always remember having the period conversation with my mum. I was in my sisters bedroom when my mum came upstairs with a tampon and a glass of water to demonstrate how it expands in the water! Strangely that’s the only part of the conversation I remember! However I do remember how I felt! I was embarrassed, uncomfortable and I’m pretty sure my face was red and hot! When my mum left the room, my sister and I were left with a tampon floating in a glass and neither of us knew where to look! It was all very awkward!… [Read More]

Essay about Parenting Skills

As the old cliche goes, being a parent is very hard work, but it’s also the most rewarding and life changing job in the world. Nothing can ever truly prepare you for the journey that you’re about to embark upon. Sure, you can read as many parenting books as you like. You can search and read all of the parenting guides and advice websites on the internet, but that probably still won’t prepare you what for lies ahead. You could also listen to those who are already parents. Your parents perhaps or your friends and relatives, but again you still… [Read More]

Books to help children prepare for nursery

R and M are due to start nursery in September. It’s only two and a half hours to start with, but to them that’s a very long time to be away from mummy and daddy. At present R and M are looked after in their home. On a Monday their daddy looks after them and on a Tuesday my dad looks after them. The rest of the week I’m home with them. As you can see starting nursery school may come as a bit of a shock for them as their time away from mummy and daddy at the moment… [Read More]

10 Things I wish I’d known about raising girls

When you first found out you were expecting, you probably spent hours reading every baby book you could get your hands on. While some of the information might have stuck in your head, the reality is you kind of go with the flow as a parent. What works for one child might not work for another and so many a time you have to think on your feet. That said, here are 10 things I wish I’d known about raising girls.   Not all clothes have to be pink With a girl on the way, it can be tempting to… [Read More]

Talking to children about death

Last month saw me talking to my children about death. The conversation came around quite unexpectedly and rather innocently. It was a few days before mothers day and I was talking to R and M about that coming Sunday. I told them that nanna would be coming over for Sunday lunch because it was mothers day and that nanna was daddy’s mummy. R and M asked me where my mummy was. I thought for a moment about what I should say. How I should explain to them both that my mum was no longer with us. R and M have… [Read More]

Teaching Children about their Bodies

R and M are due to start nursery in September so I think it’s about time that I talked to them about their bodies. Call me an over-protective mum if you want to, but I feel it’s important to talk to them about this. The thing is, I’m not really sure where to start! I want to explain to them about who can and can’t see their bodies, along with when and where they can’t they show them. I remember being at play group once when M told me she needed the toilet. Before I knew it she had pulled… [Read More]

The truth about having twins

Having a baby is a life changing experience for anyone. Having twins, triplets or more is even more life changing! People often ask me how I do it. How do you cope with twins? How do you deal with them? My answer is always the same. The same way you would deal with one baby. I just do it one child at a time! Having twins brings with it so many complications, but it also brings many joyous things too – and I’m pleased to say that the good outweigh the bad!  Even if I have to remind myself of… [Read More]

Meet Twin Daddy

I’ve been blogging for almost two years now and I realised a little while ago that I haven’t actually written a post about my husband! Throughout this blog I refer to him as Twin Daddy, but his real name is Nigel or Nige as I call him. I do have an about page on my blog, but that’s more about us as a family. My husband and I first met when I was 17 years old. I was working in a shop just down the road from where I used to live and Nige happened to be driving past one day…. [Read More]

Home Education: My Questions Answered Featuring Katie

This post is part of a series of posts about home education. I’ll be looking into the advantages and disadvantages of home education in a bid to find out if it for us. In my post called ‘Is home education the way forward?’ I talked about some of my concerns with regard to an education at home and I introduced you to two wonderful home educators, Katie and Prudence. During my research into home education, I found that the more I learnt the more questions I had. Both Katie and Prudence kindly agreed to answer my questions. As there are… [Read More]