Rules for Life

Rules for Playing in the Garden

Rules for Playing in The Garden

Summer is coming.  It feels like a long time coming, but it is coming.  Sunny days in the garden seem like a distant memory right now, but before you know it you will be pinning down your offspring in a bid to slather them in sun-cream and dedicating an entire drawer of the freezer to […] Read more…

10 Simple Facebook Rules – Don’t Be a Dick

It’s that time of year when we make New Years Resolutions, or promise to be better, healthier versions of ourselves.  But in a world of social media I think maybe it’s time to turn those resolutions to our online behaviour.  If we all obeyed these few simple facebook rules, then i’m sure we can get […] Read more…

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10 Simple Rules For Being A Good Mother

It is a well known fact that babies do not come with a manual.  Why?  Because no two kids are the same.  Even when they come from the same DNA.  There are lots of baby books out there, but the main problem with these is that no one seems to have informed the babies that […] Read more…

The Rules For Playing Cafe With A Toddler

Yesterday I ate 2 slices of pizza, a hot dog, a banana, 2 strawberries, some corn on the cob, three cakes and an ice cream.  All served with cups of tea, and without a single calorie.  Of course it was all plastic and served to me by my toddler on tiny plastic plates. It’s been […] Read more…

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The Rules For Playing Cars With a Toddler

We have a sizeable collection of toy cars in our house.  Between the age of 2 and 5 playing cars was the big one’s favourite thing to do.  If he wasn’t playing cars, he was watching Cars.  I have to say I was a little sad when Lego took over his affections for Lightening McQueen […] Read more…

House Rules

House Rules

I have this sign in my house.  House Rules.  I love the sentiment behind it.  Although in reality I don’t think the house rules are that straightforward or clear-cut.  In fact there seem to be many sub-clauses and loopholes to the house rules…     Love One Another Even when you think I am being […] Read more…

Living With Boys

Living With Boys

  There are numerous articles out there that tell us not to enforce gender stereotypes upon our children.  Offer them gender neutral toys.  Let boys wear pink and girls dress as superheros.  It’s fine if a boy wants to play with a doll, and a girl wants to run around with a transformer.  I agree […] Read more…

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Pushchair Etiquitte

  My pushchair is my constant accessory right now.  school run, shops, park, it’s there with me.  It goes with every outfit, pair of shoes (mainly flat), and handbag (always huge), and will remain in fashion for the foreseeable future.  I have gotten so used to this accessory, that I feel naked without it.   […] Read more…

Rules For Visiting a New Mum

  I read the other day that one of the best things you can do when visiting a new Mum, is to offer to take her precious bundle of joy for a walk.  Seriously?  On what planet is that good advice?   ‘I’m going to make a sweeping generalisation here, but most new mums I […] Read more…

Travelling By Car: Rules For Kids

OK kids listen up.  There are things in life we have to do.  Coz we’re kids. It’s the rules.  It has come to my attention that some rules are not being followed adequately enough when it comes to travelling by car.  If you are arriving at your destination with calm and happy parents, then you […] Read more…

Baby Led Weaning – The Rules

First time round I pureed and I mashed and I filled my freezer with tiny little pots of pulp.  My husband regularly took a day off work so I could be hands free in the kitchen all day making batches of baby food (lucky me). I spent half of one day just trying to cut […] Read more…

The Ages of Soft Play

Hey kids, listen up.  We all love soft play, right?  I mean, what’s not to love.  You can run indoors.  Really fast.  And not get told off.  You can climb up stuff, jump down from stuff, and you can be loud.  Really loud.  Anything your Mum won’t let you do at home, you can do […] Read more…

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Rules for Life (when you are 5 and a boy)

I’m not sure if it’s turning 5, starting school, or a combination of the two, but lately there have been some big changes in my son.  He’s turned from a cute little angel into, well how shall I put this, a BOY!  A walking, talking, farting, real life boy.  With this sudden boost of testosterone […] Read more…