Family holiday locations & tips
London – How was it for you? Before and after kids…
We went to London over the half-term. The kids loved it, I loved it, and it was suitably knackering. However, it did get me thinking about why I used to go into London. The reasons used to be very, very different: To meet up with friends To do some drinking, and heaven forbid, get slightly tipsy To […]
Tuesday Tips: Would you let your child walk to school on their own?
This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. I did this morning – well the oldest one anyway! I am, of course. talking about walking to school (on their own). He set off, the remaining three of us following shortly behind and we met up in the playground. He does have to cross […]
#ShareNiger: Sponsor a child to help save a life
Patch of Puddles, another MAD Blog Finalist, is trying to do something amazing along with a blogging friend of hers. Sian To visited Niger with the charity WorldVision recently to see what is happening there. The #ShareNiger blog and awareness campaign was born out of this trip. WorldVision are supporting families affected by the drought and […]
Father’s Day Thoughts
I don’t normally do this. There are four very important men in my life; my son, my husband, by brother and my Dad. Sometimes things haven’t gone well for us. Sometimes they have. Sundays are not posting days for KiddyCharts, but I am being slightly sentimental. I have been lucky enough to have a wonderful […]
How the hell do you answer this one? On a postcard please…
My little Chatterbox comes out with some stuff sometimes… Most of the time, its wonderful, and occasionally its actually quite helpful. But…every now and then, there’s a bit of a weird one, questions she asks to keep me on my toes, make sure I am not nodding off in my motherly duties: Mummy, how did […]
Disciplining your children
Sibling Rivalry: My kids are arguing all the time, what can I do?
This is a post from Maria Albertsen, the KiddyCharts resident agony aunt in response to the Kate Takes Five Oracle post on Sibling rivalry. We hope it gives you food for thought, and possibly even helps! Does your kids behaviour towards each other leave you feeling like you want to pull your hair out, like […]
12 reasons why blogging is like having kids
I have been blogging for five months. Not a particularly spectacular anniversary, but nice to take note of. Despite it’s young life, my blog has poked its way into my world quite successfully. Its taken over a little bit. Rather like a third, unplanned child. It also happens to be a bit of a demanding […]
Disciplining your children
Tuesday Tip for Parenting: Children need to understand consequences – Kick them out the car!
This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. Last night, I was out for a drink at the pub for a friend’s birthday. It was all Mums, so naturally we did get to chatting about the kids and consequences from behaviour. Someone had heard a suggestion that if the children misbehave in the […]
Patience with kids: I used to think I was patient: then I had kids….
There are many things that you don’t get warned about before you have kids; its an un-spoken pact amongst parents that if you meet a pregnant lady, you never, ever tell her how different her life will be when she has had her child. She is probably worrying about labour, which is great, because it […]