Today we visited the Olympic park in London. This is another tried, tested and loved inexpensive day out. We took the train to London Bridge and then the underground to Stratford. This is part of our day out experience and loved by all the children. The train ride plus negotiating the underground, escalators and … Continue reading More children than money…Inexpensive days out with tots to teens… Olympic park.
I have spent over 10 years taking multiple children of differing ages on many day trips. In this time I have gathered a small collection of our favourite places. These are the places we go on each school holiday. They are inexpensive and are loved by all. One of these places is … Continue reading More children than money…Inexpensive days out with tots to teens…Brighton.
I have just finished Russell Brand’s interview with Andy Puddicombe on Russell’s ‘Under the Skin’ podcast. For me it was like listening to my favourite friends having a chat. I have been using Headspace meditation for over 6 years now. That means I have listened to Andy Puddicombe almost daily for 6 years! Russell Brand has … Continue reading Listening to the lives and lessons of others can have a great impact on our own lives.
I enjoy celebrations. I enjoy specific days in the year where we celebrate. Christmas, Easter, Shrove Tuesday, New Year, Halloween, birthdays, Bonfire Night and Valentine’s Day. I love them all. But it isn’t the reason we celebrate that is important for me, it is the celebration itself. I love the opportunity … Continue reading Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it is for everyone who loves.
Sometimes the best intentions do not go to plan. Last night I sat with my teenage children to have dinner. The house was peaceful, dinner ready and I had been looking forward to catching up with them all day. I started the conversation by chatting to my son about his upcoming Duke of … Continue reading Sometimes the best intentions do not go to plan.
“Does your child do the right thing in the world, even when no one is looking or grading them?” Julie Lythcott-Haims This is a good question isn’t it? It is what we want isn’t it? We want our children to become adults who do the ‘right’ thing even when no one is watching. … Continue reading “Does your child do the right thing in the world, even when no one is looking or grading them?”
We all want our children to grow into adults capable of making healthy choices about their lives. In order to be able to make these choices they need to be able to make mistakes. When we get something wrong we learn and we also deepen our understanding and our character. In our … Continue reading Safe Environment -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting