Maths – No More Passing The Buck.

"You're just not getting it, are you?" The man said in a tone that made it clear he was losing his patience with my obvious stupidity. Later, as I was retelling this story to Mark, he stopped me at that point and said: "That's when you went ballistic, right?" Wrong. Standing at the tills in the high … Continue reading Maths – No More Passing The Buck.

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Is Living In A Flat With A Child “Selfish” Parenting?

Have you seen the story doing the rounds about a couple in America who were sent an anonymous letter accusing them of being "selfish" for raising their two boys in an upstairs flat? The typed note, clearly from a neighbour, says "shame on you" for not having a "yard" with "a swingset" or "trike to … Continue reading Is Living In A Flat With A Child “Selfish” Parenting?

Killer Clowns – So Much More Than Just A Harmless Prank.

Hot topic among the bigger kids gathered outside the local shops before school this morning? “Killer Clowns”. The boys were showing a lot of bravado, talking about what they would do if they came across one, but I suspect in reality, like most people, they would be utterly terrified. And rightfully so. I can’t see … Continue reading Killer Clowns – So Much More Than Just A Harmless Prank.

The secret to feeling good in a swimming costume (or why I’d go to Justin’s party).

If I thought going running in my saggy jogging bottoms was daunting, wearing my swimming costume in public was a whole new level of anxiety - especially without my little human shield to wield in front of my mumtum. As part of efforts to mend my leg, I need to hit the pool (sans-child) to help build … Continue reading The secret to feeling good in a swimming costume (or why I’d go to Justin’s party).