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Parenting and family life

Taking Qwiddle For A Test Drive

  If the words ‘test drive’ make you think about jumping into a new, shiny car and nothing else, you may want to Google Jeremy Clarkson or Top Gear instead of reading this.  According to ‘Ask Jeeves’ there are a few cars with names starting with a ‘Q’, but Qwiddle has …

Boundaries And Engaging Children

I have been nagging my children a lot recently, pretty much about everything.  It’s school holidays, they are at home and so we spend much more time together than during the school year. My moaning at the boys is usually triggered by them spending too much time on Xbox/tablet/phone/computer/watching telly, …

I Refuse To Pay My Children

There is something that has bothered me ever since my children started school.  I don’t know whether this is a wide-spread practice, but our school has this thing called ‘Bob-A-Job’ week, which is a fund-raising week during the school break in May-June, when the children are supposed to be getting …

Have You Had a Good Day, Then?

It was a very busy morning today. My younger son had not been well recently and I had to take him to the doctor’s for a follow-up appointment. Good news was, he fully recovered and was fit for school. Bad news was – he was fully recovered and had to …

Summer, Strawberries And Socks

Summer is officially here. I love this time of the year, it comes with so many wonderful things – sunshine (at least more often than during the other seasons), gardens in bloom, people slowing down a bit, relaxing and being friendlier… But most of the summer things I love strawberries …