Posts Tagged“Parenting”

20 questions with… @kizmetcava1

If you’re anything like us at ZMG HQ you’re of an inquisitive nature, and LOVING this new feature (You were also born in August and hate liquorice, but that’s by the by). This week it’s the turn of Bec, or @kizmetcava1 as she’s known on Twitter. She describes herself as a blogging newbie and a mum of two and says she’s ‘a spaniel in human form who is known for persuading friends to go on midnight walks after too much wine.’ We’d describe her as fun and bubbly, mainly because she likes both. Without any further ados, let’s play… Twenty questions with… @kizmetcava1 1.…

Happy New Year!

  Hello there, and happy new year to you and yours! It’s still close enough to January 1st to wish those you meet Happy New Year isn’t it? Of course it is. Anything else is just rudeness. Did you have a good one? Christmas that is. I trust you did, and I hope a jolly fat man came and emptied his sack in your living room. And I hope Santa visited you too. *Badoomtish* This really is just a quickie to let you know there are some changes afoot at ZMG HQ. Small ones. Not biggies. We’re just having a…

A step in the right direction

On Friday my partner left for work as usual, and my stepdaughters and I had breakfast, as usual. My eldest step daughter was stating how she had a Big Write to finish at school; a treatise on how she should be the leader of the Anglo-Saxon tribe and not Ethelred The Ready, her opposition for the position. I suspect it was to encourage persuasive argument, tied up with a bit of history. All good stuff. She’s 10. I’ll always be supportive and advise with schoolwork. So I decided to support, and advise. “Back in the day,” I began, “the question…

Feeding by Means of Breast.

I can’t help it, I have to write a post about breastfeeding after the utter outcry exhibited by disgruntled women up and down the land … Not that I am right about everything. But after breastfeeding 4 babies, twice successfully, and twice unsuccessfully, I definitely feel I have earned an opinion on the matter, for what its worth. First of all, Breast is best. Suck it up sisters! … must we pretend this isn’t the case? really? are we all that sensitive? This is classic UK attitude at play. Again. (We don’t want a nanny state, but we need and expect to be nannied…

52 reasons why your kids are drunk all the time

I’m pretty sure kids drink when we’re not looking. Let’s examine the evidence for this theory. Moody when they wake up? Yep. Just like an alcoholic. Talking rubbish? Yep. Boozed off their tits. Falling over invisible things? Yep. Definitely swallied. Seemingly unable to do simple tasks like eating without covering themselves, and others, in food. And then giggling about it? YEP. As pished as a pished fish. Why do you think they’re always asking you for money? This morning we had fingers trapped in a window. Why? No-one could answer why. I can. Because they’re drunk. What did you do…

Put it away for Mothers Day

Imagine someone who’d go out with their nearest and dearest, loved ones, friends and family, and then get their phone out and spend that precious time checking Facebook? Difficult isn’t it? WHO WOULD BE SO INCONSIDERATE? I mean, what’s so effing important that you’d not be able to keep your effing phone in your effing pocket for the duration of a meal? This week I found out that Beefeater are bringing in a ‘No Phone Zone’ in their restaurants for Mother’s Day, in response to research that states ‘constantly checking phones at the table’ is the number one behaviour that can…

The most important decision any parent will make.

The most important decision we make for our children isn’t their name, nor choosing whether to feed them by bottle or breast. It isn’t which school to send them to, nor when to teach them about sex or savings or both. No. The most important decision any parent will make when bringing up a child is the order in which the child should watch the Star Wars movies. By the way, if your child hasn’t seen them yet, it’s all about to go off like a frog in a sock as the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes…

Back to Life, Back to Reality and Back to School

The school holidays are over and the children are back to school. Six weeks passed without any grievous injuries, maiming, fratricide, sororicide or GBH. Everyone’s still talking to one another and the children haven’t forgotten how to count, read or spell their name. Well done. You’re getting good at this parenting mullarky. The holidays are over, the new uniforms bought and the obligatory photos of the children in their new uniforms standing by the front door have been posted on Facebook. Don’t feel too bad for doing it despite what those ‘too cool for school’ types on social media say.…

When Should Parents Remove The Dummy?

  Following on from the controversy surrounding David and Victoria Beckhams daughter Harper and her dummy usage at the age of 4, I had a little ponder on the issue myself … My first 3 children refused the dummy as babies – Like a lot of parents, I tried and tried it with each of them during moments of newborn despair, but to no avail. Good, I thought … even though there were times when I reeeally could have done with all the help I could find with soothing them to sleep! Still, if they didn’t want to take it, then…

What Happens As Your Children Grow Older. According To Me.

  This post is prompted by a wonderful post I read a while back by Mr & Mrs T Plus 3 which set the old thinking wheels in motion. It’s also a little bit triggererd by the post I wrote yesterday about parent blogging. Whilst this site isn’t meant to be dominated by parenting stuff, I guess its a pretty natural and easy subject for me to touch upon. I put ‘According to me’ in the title, simply because it is, according to me. I am not the parenting oracle or anything, but I can happily let my fingers type up…