November 25, 2015

5 Simple Ways to Keep Kids Entertained this Winter

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    We all know that kids are non-stop, and they have the energy to burn. But, what we don’t know is how to harness that energy and tire them out so they will go to bed! The lack of good weather during winter often means finding different ways to keep them occupied. Whether you […]

Awesome Leisure Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Harry Eddie Sid at Natural History Museum

  As parents, we are always looking for fresh ideas to keep the children amused. And this can often prove a hard task for a lot of parents. If you have kids, you’ll need to find leisure activities to keep them occupied and interested. But a lot of parents might struggle with this, or find […]

Keeping Your Kids’ Minds Active During The Summer

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    The summer holidays are over, and parents everywhere are rejoicing that the kids have gone back to school for another term. The summer months can seem like a long time because kids are always on the move and hard to please. As home educators we don’t deal with the back -to-school issues but […]

Sending Your Child to Uni: A Parent’s Guide

Christ Church Oxford University, The Meadow Building

    There are countless guides for students who are setting off to university for the first time but what about us parents? For many of us, this is the first real taste of our offspring fleeing the nest and as parents, we’re between a rock and a hard place. We know our children think […]

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!

Caitlin Sullivan

    Last Sunday was Caitlin’s 16th birthday. We couldn’t quite believe that it was already 16 years since I waddled into the hospital ten days overdue and completely, utterly fed-up. Induction day couldn’t come quick enough at the time – the summer that year was experiencing a terrific heatwave and keeping cool was a […]

20 Summer Bucket List Activities for All the Family


    Summer is here and that means it’s time to get the family out and about in the sunshine – hopefully! If you are wondering how to keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays why not create a summer bucket list for the whole family to work through together during the next few […]