Why we must talk to our chlldren about sexism

Why We Need To Talk To Our Children About Sexism

This week, at age six, Ava has had her first experience of sexism

She’s been going to football club after school for a couple of weeks, and hasn’t really been enjoying it. Yesterday, when I picked her up, she was crying. It was mainly that she was cold and the boys weren’t passing the ball to her. But it also turned out that one of the boys has been telling the rest of the boys that “football isn’t for girls.” And that’s why we need to talk to our children about sexism."Football isn't for girls": Why we need to talk to our children about sexismI told her that in the olden days (she loves that term) only boys were allowed to go to school, as lots of people thought girls weren’t clever enough. She was visibly shocked: “But that isn’t true!” Quite.  Continue reading

My Favourite 5 for December: Christmas Family Fun

We have had the most marvellous December, with Ava’s birthday and party, (I can’t believe I am now the proud owner of a six year old!) Christmas, and New Year. What a busy month!

THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

We’ve had such fun with Christmassy activities at school and home, and I have absolutely loved having the girls off school and preschool for over two weeks. They are thick as thieves, and were plotting mischief in this picture. Ava and Thea

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Christmas Eve fireplace

Looking Back On Our Christmas Season

We have had so much fun the past few weeks getting ready for Christmas. Last year I found Christmas really stressful, but this year I have been much more organised.  I bought the presents early, and even did most of the wrapping too.

Meeting Father Christmas

We kicked off our Christmas build up by meeting Father Christmas at the Center Parcs’ Winter Wonderland last month. Although it was a little rushed, they did enjoy it a lot. Ava knew he wasn’t the real one but Thea was totally convinced.

The girls met #Santa at @center_parcs_uk #fatherchristmas #santaclaus #christmas

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Entering the magical World's End Winter Wonderland

Feeling Festive at World’s End Winter Wonderland

We’ve been to a few Winter Wonderland experiences over the years but this year we tried out one in a garden centre. And it was brilliant! If you’re anywhere near Aylesbury, in South Bucks, I highly recommend World’s End’s Winter Wonderland. Ryan was really reluctant to drive for nearly an hour to go to a garden centre but luckily I was proved right (phew!)

The world’s End Winter Wonderland experience

It begins with a a walk through a little snowy village. It is inside but it’s kind of chilly so you’ll need to keep your coats on!

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