More BIG News – The 2nd Edition Of My Book Will Be Available In A Week!

I’ve got some more great news! The 2nd Edition of my book ‘6 Steps To A Sparkling You And Enjoying Being A Mum‘ is going to be available in a week! Anyone who has already bought a copy will automatically get a chance to *upgrade (I love kindle!). Remember you don’t need a kindle to read it. It is still […]

Guest Post – Ten Tips On How To Be A Great Dad

A guest post for father’s day: Cat Williams is a relationship counsellor who qualified with the renowned UK charity, Relate, in 2007. She is also a British army wife and mother of two.  ‘Stay Calm and Content’ is her newly released book.  It was suggested by her clients and explains the ‘secret’ behind staying calm and content, no matter what life […]

Can a book festival really be fun? Does it encourage kids to read?

Is a book festival fun? I was worried. My kids are used to going to festivals.  So turning up at a ‘book festival’ were they going to be severely disappointed? Our first stop was to Beast Quest.  Very quickly my worries were calmed.  A crazy magician guy introduced the concept (I had no idea what it was all about), read […]

Hoo’s Kid’s Book Fest: Meet Jonathan Meres and WIN TICKETS!

What’s a book festival I wondered when I saw that Luton Hoo has a book festival on Sunday 21st April. “I’ve been to music festivals with the kids, maybe I should take the kids” I thought? Then they invited me, wicked!!  So I’m going to be able to tell you about it, but I’m also really hoping to convince lots […]

The importance of encouraging our children to be their ‘own people’

This is my review of Chapter 4 of ‘How to Talk so kids listen’ about ‘encouraging autonomy’. This is an interesting chapter for me after Curly Headed Boy asked me a few months ago “when are you ever going to let me out on my own”.  As a 13yr old boy was killed on the crossing near school at Christmas […]

What on earth to do when increasing the discipline isn’t helping?

So I’m onto the ‘important’ chapter of ‘How to Talk So Kids Listen’, which is ‘Alternatives to punishment’. This is the chapter that got me interested, because as I said, Curly Headed Boy turning 7 has been tricky.  Initially we succumbed to the fear that we hadn’t been clear enough with him and he ‘should be learning to behave by […]

Tips on getting our kids to do what we want/need them to do

  So here are are onto Chapter 2 of ‘How to Talk so kids will listen’; ‘Engaging Cooperation’. Backstory: With a 7yo Curly Headed Boy and soon to be 3yo Little Dimples, life has become a little shouty of late and we were looking for some alternative options, as being stricter wasn’t cutting it.  So I decided to read, review […]

Do we have a bad habit of confusing our kids so they don’t know what they are feeling?

The first book in my long list I’m going to review is: ‘How to Talk so your kids will Listen and Listen to kids will talk‘ by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. To help me, I’m going to do an in depth review of each chapter, and then at the end of the 6-12 weeks it takes, I’ll write up […]

My Intuition Isn’t Quite Enough: A Seven Year Old Boy Is Too Tricky!

So Far …   For the last 7yrs since Curly Headed Boy arrived, I’ve been pretty much surviving on my intuition and dipping into the odd book for help every now and again for an adaptable tip. I had tended towards the trying to be as respectful and fair as possible, but when Little Dimples came along 3yrs ago, my […]

The Mummy Whisperer Blog is now available on Amazon Kindle!!!!

Oooooh, I’m a ‘proper’ writer, I’m a ‘proper’ writer!!!  Can you tell I’m a little excited? Many years ago I did Maths, Physics and English ‘A’ levels, because as a girl if they saw any sign you could possibly do science, they heavily ‘encouraged’ you to do it in my school (there were still only a few of us though). […]