Participation Ribbons, School Camp and Banning Cartwheels

My son's permission slip for camp is glaring at me from a pile of 'things that I can do to avoid boring but necessary writing jobs'. And while my daughter has been on many 'away' camps, the thought of my 8-year-old going away with his classmates for an overnight camp at hour away now seems … [Read more...]

What I have achieved so far in 2018…

Years ago I would have bemoaned the fact that I hadn't actually achieved much in the five months since the calendar changed. But not now. You see, I can't get upset because I haven't actually make any effort to achieve grandeur, so I have no business getting my knickers in a knot. I've got … [Read more...]

The Look That Every Parent Dreads

This is a sponsored post for Blackmores  Sometimes being an over-sharer can really endear you to people. Other times it can make them wince and wish they'd never met you. At a park playdate last week I was talking to the parent of my child's friend about how being exposed to germs can actually … [Read more...]