What does it mean to LOOK like a boy?

“If you’re so into gender neutral everything, then why do you care if people call your children girls or boys?” Is probably what you’re thinking if you’re reading this and know my stance on gender neutral parenting (HINT: it’s a good thing). So what does gender neutral parenting mean to me? Some wrongly assume it…

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Please, don’t touch my child! He kicks.

Dear ‘people that think children are public property’, I’m not sure if you got the memo, but if you didn’t, I just wanted to let you know: it is not okay to touch another person without their consent, even if they are a child – children are people too. There seems to be a select…

‘Eventcrashers’ aka Good Sh*t Happens

It’s no secret amongst our closest friends that my sisters and I have always managed to find ourselves rubbing shoulders with celebs and VIPs. An after-party in Tape, London or enjoying a VIP table in Ibiza. We’ve been there and we’ve done it, usually a combination of timing, luck and connections, but now it’s time…

Event Edit: Big Fish Little Fish Hackney – Drum n Bass

The concept of a family-friendly rave has intrigued me for quite a while, the Little Londoners were ecstatic at the idea of ‘going out’ with me rather than the usual, yet rare, babysitter (read: abandonment) scenario. That’s where Big Fish Little Fish come in, their events promise top DJs and licensed bars for the ‘Big…

The Little Londoners, The Mondrian and The Lorax

The Mondrian is one of my favourite hotels to stay at when I need a sneaky treat or two. So I jumped at the chance to take advantage of their dinner, bed, breakfast and tickets to see The Lorax offer!  Anybody knows me that I’m not happy unless I’m spinning as many as (too full)…

Red card, Green card

Behaviour management systems in school, W (4) has told me is school operate the red card, green card system. I can help but wonder “…Will it be a realistic preparation for life after school, working on the assumption that the red cards of today will dictate the path a child will take? I don’t know, while I understand the need for behaviour and classroom management, I wonder if there are more fluid approaches and methods available?”

What behaviour system does your child’s school, or do you as an educator employ?

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Mummy’s Not OK

To my children, I love you. I love you to the moon and back, I love you to the end of space and time. I wish everyday could be our best day together. But it’s not everyday I can take you on an adventure to explore a little known corner of our city, or to…

London Underground 

I recently shared a photograph of my children on the tube after a unpleasant experience which prompted me to ask the question “Was I wrong to ask for a seat for my children?”. I received a mix of responses, a few inferring neglectful parenting and assuming that I am somebody with an attitude problem raising…

Foodie Friday: Rabot 1745

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Rabot 1745 has been on my radar for a number of years now, but I have never had the chance to sample the delights they have on offer. If you’re not familiar with Rabot 1745, it’s Hotel Chocolat’s restaurant that serves cacao-inspired cuisine in the midst of London’s Borough Market. In other…

The Bucket List: Spa Day 

Continuing with our bucket list before W starts school, we decided this was an activity B could take part in as well. He’s been begging to get his nails done just like me so I thought a spa day at home would cover this request nicely. You will need: Bubble bath As many towels as…

Father’s Day In A Single Parent Household

I remember Father’s Day growing up, we often made some sort of ‘craft’ to bring home to dad and mum would get our photo taken to be stuck on one of those popular (at the time) ‘World’s Best Dad’ musical mugs. As we got older, we were able to tailor our gifts towards his actual…

Mum vs. Kids – Sick Day

This morning I woke up feeling unwell. As a mum I don’t get to have a day off even though I just wanted to spend all day in bed, especially as a single parent. I realised that my sick days are very different to the boys sick days! Morning Gentle wake up for the children,…