Nowadays children aren't required to work during the summer so many people argue that there should be changes to the holidays... So in this article, I want to explore with you how parents can carry on educating their children throughout the school summer holidays so they don't miss out.
This week, please, try it for yourself. Because if there's one thing I figured out last Friday, it's this: guilt doesn't change the end result one bit. It just makes the process of getting there a whole lot harder.
Ciara was a tiny princess with jet black hair. Unfortunately she had Edwards Syndrome, which is a chromosomal abnormality caused by the presence of all, or part of, an extra 18th chromosome. This had affected her internal organs.
The warmer weather is here and the summer holidays are just around the corner, so now is the perfect opportunity to educate the next generation about sun safety. Let's empower our kids so that they can have fun in the sun without the worry of damaging their delicate skin.
What if we always knew the truth we seek? It seems that at some point during our turbulent transition from child to adult we managed to unlearn the life lessons we came hard wired with.
When mums are going on a date they are leaving their beloved offspring with someone that isn't them, which means they tend to worry a tad. So yep, if your mum date sees a notification flashing up on their screen they will of course look at it. But it totally doesn't mean you are boring them (probably)!
An utter lack of shame or dignity isn't quite the same as the capacity for embarrassment. My ever loving son has a unique ability to make my face go so red I feel like my ears are about to burn off. Here are a few ways in which he has achieved ear-sausage status...
Most cities these days are equipped with something called a splash park. Splash parks are rubber-padded, open-air water fountains in which little kids can frolic on a hot summer's day.
This Sunday 26th June is Blue Hair Day, a brilliant annual flagship campaign run by Harrison's Fund cooked up by a bunch of big-hearted mums to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Not all older mums are destined to have problematic pregnancies. At 38, I had a trouble free pregnancy and labour but it's always best to be aware of the risks so you can have the safest pregnancy possible, and try not to get too anxious!
How do you tell your 10-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter that their father has died? Is there a specific way? How can you make it sound right or even believable? It had happened suddenly. It was 15th July 2010 a warm summer's evening...
Learning to swim as young as possible is just one of the elements of building confidence around water, but even long before a child can swim independently on the surface of the water there are things that they can learn to do which will greatly reduce the risk of drowning.
As a mother of two and a long-time public servant I have real concerns about the pressures being placed on public services in this country; with growing class sizes, the lack of places at good schools, and excruciatingly long waiting times at my local doctor's surgery and A&E, I'm frustrated by the increased strain being placed on our services in this country as a whole. But I've remained mostly on the fence.