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Monthly archives: May, 2016

No Myleene we are not the same

Dear Myleene Klass and Abbie Clancy, I would like to set the record straight. Yes you are both mothers and yes you are both beautiful celebrity types doing lots of celebrity ‘stuff’. But please, please do not tell us you are normal working mums. Myleene, whilst publicising your sworn allegiance to yogurt drinks you tell us ‘we’re all…




The Self-Help Guide to Birthday Parties

I’ve had the pleasure of spending my weekend at not one, but two birthday parties; one for my six year old son, and the other for his six year old pal. And after several hours of observation, it got me thinking: is there some international code of birthday party conduct shared between these youngsters that…




The working parent school holiday dilemma

You may have heard about the recent court case won by the father who was fined for taking his daughter out of school for a holiday. He (successfully) argued that his daughter’s absence record was exemplary – he just wanted to take his seven year old on holiday without a truancy penalty notice. You will…




Ten things to avoid on a long car journey with children

We recently spent a seven hour hell-drive long car journey with our two children. And I learned some very important lessons which I feel duty-bound to share with you all. If you must embark on a long car journey with children, first of all, my advice is….don’t do it. But if you absolutely must, here…




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