Adorable young child sitting and learning how to use the toilet

The 10 Stages of Potty Training

There are two words that are guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of almost all parents of two year olds: Potty Training. It’s a rite of passage that we all went through ourselves as children, but helpfully have no memory of …
Ten Reasons Why I Hate Soft Play

Ten Reasons Why I Hate Soft Play

My parents’ generation like to tell us that the current crop of parents have never had it so easy. There are gadgets galore, with video monitors, formula preparation machines, and tablets for easy entertainment. We have an abundance of cheap baby clothing …
Dressed up children in colorful costumes and happy kindergarten teacher

5 Reasons to Loathe School Dress Up Days

I’m two thirds the way through my son’s first school year and so far we have had the Halloween Disco complete with a fancy dress competition, “Wear Spotty Clothes For Children In Need” day, “Christmas Jumper Day”, the school nativity and obligatory …