Throw Back To A 1980s World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a phrase which strikes fear and dread into the hearts of some parents. The costume ‘one-upmanship’ and desperate bids to get the children to dress up as something other than a Disney character can be bloody exhausting. And the grandparents don’t get it because, luckily (and smugly), World Book Day…

Mean Girls: The Cycle Of Female Bullying

I am in the classroom, twelve years old, cheeks burning. ‘Haven’t you started yours yet? I’ve had mine for ages.’ She laughs scornfully at my unwomanly state. My tormenter is resentful of the fact that I’ve made friends with ‘her’ best friend. Any opportunity to make me feel insignificant or immature she seizes on, with…

New Guest Contributor: Twin Town

As a Mum of twins, I recognise how difficult it can be when you arrive at a baby group/café/restaurant/soft play/exercise class that you’ve never been to before, to discover that your (already quite hard!) life is a little bit harder. Perhaps the buggy won’t fit through the entrance, or no one offers to help with…

Nap Strikes: Following Your Toddler’s Lead

I thought that my inaugural blog for the www.brightonmums.com site would be on something that appears to be a sleep hot topic. In the playgroups and online I’m being asked all the time ‘Is my child ready to drop naps?’ Because our children our wonderfully unique individuals, there is no hard and fast rule as…