Goal! Why Girls’ Football is Increasing in Popularity

May 11, 2016

Since the mid 1800s, football began as a game that boys and men played, much like most sports. Back then, all sports were for the male gender. Women were told it wasn’t lady-like to participate in such events. Women’s football made headlines in England in the late 1800s. That was when the Ladies’ Football Association was first pioneered by women from the suffrage movement. Although it didn’t last (the league…


What Are The Differences Between A Soulmate And A Life Partner

April 17, 2016

  A Soulmate Teaches You a Life Lesson Soulmates can be anything from a friend, to a family member, to a lover. A soulmate will fill some need you have. They will help you with your passions and desires. When a soulmate is no longer needed they will typically leave your life and cause great amounts of heartache.   A life partner will be interested in the same things as…


Why We Shouldn’t Force Our Kids To Say Sorry

March 29, 2016

One of the most embarrassing things to happen to a parent is when their child hurts another child. We are instantly mortified and the child will pick up on this dismay before they can even understand how they feel about it. Then we really hope our child will apologise and just say “I’m sorry.” Those two words will make everything better and help us save face with the parent of…


A Letter To My Second Child

March 26, 2016

Dear Munchkin, Mommy and Daddy love you. Sure, we tell you this all the time. You’re probably sick of hearing that, but I want to be sure you know it. And I want you to know we’re sorry too. Not because we love you. But rather, because we know your older sibling can be a bit of a dramatist. And someday when she’s a famous actress, we can smear Doritos…


Why It’s So Important For Kids To Take Risks

March 5, 2016

The other day, I took my kids to the zoo. We bought an annual pass because we live just five minutes away and it turns out to be one of the best investments we’ve ever made because it’s an easy way to take the girls to do something educational and fun outdoors. It also has a lovely playground, which my eldest loves. Every time we go, she wants to play…


Outrage at US Politicians Breastfeeding Comments

January 5, 2016

As many of us are aware, we have had our share of incidents recently here in the UK which have left thousands of breastfeeding mums outraged. A recent comment from an American politician however, has to be amongst the worst we have heard. New Hampshire state Rep, Josh Moore who described himself as “Pro-Family conservative” has recently made a somewhat alarming comment, stating that “if women who want to breastfeed…


How Do You Cope With Your 3 year Old Interrupting?

October 21, 2015

Research has shown that one of the main parenting issues raised by parents of 3-4 year olds is the problem of children interrupting adult conversations. We have all witnessed the scenario: adults are mid conversation when 3 year old runs up to his mum “mummy, mummy guess what?….”. The child is obviously completely oblivious to social expectations and ‘politeness’. So, how do we as parents deal with this? Firstly we…


Why We Should Try To Understand Our Child’s Play

July 12, 2015

Play is important for a child’s learning and social development. It helps them to understand about the world around them, how to interact with others and how to expand their creativity and imagination. Play also helps a child grow its levels of maturity, by encouraging skills associated with mental and physical growth. As a child plays, either alone or with others, that child learns to copy and to question why….