show you were there round up

Show you were there round up

We're at the start of a new month, it’s Sunday, and it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere. In case you’ve not come across it before, #ShowYouWereThere is all about getting more parents in more photos, both ...

Phrases to calm an angry child

9 things to say to help calm your angry child

One of the hardest things for children to learn is how to handle big emotions like anger. To be fair, it can be really hard for us adults too.  I know I don't always behave all that nicely when I'm feeling really angry or upset.  But at least as we get ...

TV and films_ how to watch more for less

TV and films – how to watch more for less

We all want to find ways to get more for our money these days don't we.  One of the big expenses a lot of us pay for is home entertainment, either with satellite TV services or streaming subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime TV. There are ...

Me and mine

Me and Mine – April 2019

I can't quite believe that another month has come and gone already. It doesn't feel long ago at all that I was on this beach taking our family photos for March, and now here we are again for April.  After the glorious weather over the Easter weekend it ...

Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2019 – 17/52

So here we are, back to the old normal routine. I've got the usual mixed emotions.  Happy to be back in that routine, that regular rhythm of the working week.  But also sad to see the end of the holidays when we've had a really lovely time all together ...

Getting back to yourself as a parent

Getting back to yourself as a parent

Family life is a mass of contradictions, it’s rewarding, exhausting, frustrating and worrying in equal measure. It’s all also all-consuming. So much so that very often it’s easy to forget who you were before you had a partner and children. If you’re ha ...