11 reasons why I won’t do everything for my kids

    Some people believe that children are children and so should be treated to only the pleasures of childhood – the playtime and snacks and naptimes – with no responsibilities or obligations at all. I am not one of those people. I do not believe that by doing everything for my children I will… Read More

What 10 children under 11 looks like

      This is what a family with ten children under 11-years-old looks like. (Well, if you ignore Caitlin over there on the left). Wonder if they’ll look as cute when they’re teens?                                          … Read More

How children in large families suffer when a new baby is born

  If you heed the oft-quoted concerns about children in large families you would be hard pressed to decide on what is worse for them. Is it the resentment older kids have when a new sibling is born, or is it the lack of attention a younger child with so many older siblings receives? Jealousy occurs,… Read More

You know you have a large family when…

    Very few of us are thrown into the situation where we gain a large family overnight. It grows gradually, and we adapt and change as it does so. We don’t look at our family as big or small. It’s just our family. We don’t notice it until something happens which makes you stop… Read More

Join me on Daybreak on ITV this morning

    A couple of weeks ago we wrote an article highlighting the research which showed that the average child’s Christmas list came to £900 and asked our readers whether they were planning on spending that amount on their kids. The overwhelming majority said no. And I agree. I’ll be on the Daybreak sofa this… Read More