Category Life

Three childhood milestones you won’t read about in parenting books.

When you have a baby, there is much talk of developmental milestones. When will your little munchkin sit up, smile, walk and talk, read and write? But what about those unspoken milestones that you don’t read about in parenting books? Here are my top three. 1. Leaving them alone in the bath for the first […]

Great Quotes if Trump had tweeted them

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein ‘The difference between stupidity and genius is that MANY smart people have said I am a VERY stable genius!’ Trump ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” William Shakespeare I was born great, I […]

Tis the most wonderful time of the year

It is (almost) the most wonderful time of the year. So the first purchase for many is Christmas Cards. It is a time when many think of supporting a charity, but rather than going for one of the big name charities this Christmas (or buying via a big name chain who usually donate a small […]

What do flies make?

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He is 79. When I was about three we had this conversation while eating breakfast at a large wooden outdoor table outside our holiday home in the Pyrenees. ‘Oh look Dad a bee.’ ‘No Jen, that’s a fly.’ ‘Flies make honey don’t they?’ ‘No, bees make honey, not flies.’ ‘What […]

The daily grind of parenting

I have always had the strong sense that my body is mine and no one has the right to make me feel uncomfortable or hurt me in any way. So much so that I was able to clearly ask the creepy man who approached me when I was walking home from school one day, to […]