TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

..Isn’t it?! So BE jolly kids or santa will bring you nothing but a sack of coal.

Don’t laugh (or judge), I have lost count of the number of Father Christmas threats I have used already this month..  

 I adore Christmas. I actually love the whole of December. Despite being Jewish, I get so swept up in the magic of it. The mulled wine (drunk copiously because it’s hot and therefore not alcoholic), stollen, festive shop windows, nativities and tinny Christmas tunes everywhere you go. Love. it.all. Having kids just makes Christmas so much more special right? Right. But it’s not all merry and jolly and bright.. at least not in our household. Continue reading

How to let them win the (fashion) battles but not the war

I’ve been asked a few times to write about how I get my kids to wear what I want them to. The truth is I don’t. 

I suppose I can’t blame my girls for having such strong opinions on what they  wear. I was and still am exactly the same. They both have a very clear idea of their own style and it makes them really happy to express themselves in that way. So I let them have a (little) bit of freedom and I have to compromise. I don’t think we do too badly. I have to use different tactics for each daughter, hope you find them helpful..    Continue reading