CBD oil for Pain Relief & Sleep Problems

I apologise, I’ve been promising this post for months, and really it’s pretty easy to write, I just didn’t get round to it. If you have a weird funky illness that gives you pain and sleep problems, the I really recommend CBD oil made from Cannabis oil. There is no ‘hit’.  Just pain relief and a good 6hrs sleep, sometimes […]

How to go on holidays with more than two children and not pay a fortune

No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays. A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels.  We met a lovely family with 3 children.  They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against the rules, so they had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Toy For Imaginative Outside Play For Boys and TomBoys

Several months ago I was sent the most amazing thing for Curly Headed Boy to review the ‘Ultimate Dangerous Den Kit‘ from Battle Box. OMG was I the best Mummy in the world for this old blogging marlarkey when it turned up! Luckily for me they are incredibly nice people as well, and they have never nagged me once knowing I […]