Tag Archives: children

When Love Hurts: The truth about dating violence

Teen dating violence is more prominent than you may think. Here’s why you should talk to your child about it today. JENNIFER ANNE CRECENTE was the kind of teenager parents dream of. An energetic honour roll student, Jennifer volunteered at … Continue reading

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A final farewell

This blog began six years ago as an e-mail to my closest friends and family. We had just moved to London from New York and the kids were filled with excitement (Marley just knew she’d be invited for tea with … Continue reading

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Why my kids think I’m so awesome – NOT

Apparently, life as one of my children isn’t easy. According to my first and second-born, I have too many rules: No hitting, no punching, no lying. I require them to do too many chores: Make their beds, get dressed, brush … Continue reading

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Family travel – Amsterdam

http://bit.ly/1ffV6U7  AVOIDING CYCLISTS AND EXPLORING AMSTERDAM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT WITH KIDS     It wasn’t until recently that I developed an intense longing to visit Amsterdam. For many years I was tainted by a North American’s view of Holland’s famed … Continue reading

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Family travel – Dubrovnik

http://bit.ly/1jwu81t CLIFF JUMPING, GELATO MUNCHING AND A BIT OF NUDITY IN CROATIA   We only had a day’s notice before heading to Croatia for a much-needed five-day break from the gloomy weather that comprised spring in London. Sick of wearing winter … Continue reading

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Family Travel – Bangkok

http://bit.ly/1fVz8vz  SURVIVING THE HEAT AND SQUISHING INTO TUK TUKS IN BANGKOK   The heat of Bangkok in March seeps into your bones and robs you of energy, leeching on to you like a sleeping child, a dead weight that makes … Continue reading

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Unbralievable

Yesterday I did something completely out of character. It was new. It was freeing. It was risqué. I lived on the edge and broke the rules. I did something I’ve never done before. I picked the kids up from school … Continue reading

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Stationery woes

The other day I took Marley into a stationery shop. She’s begged me to take her to this store – Tinc – for months. Each time we passed, Marley would look longingly at the vibrant display of retro-coloured pencil cases, … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of hiking with kids

Picture this: it’s a bright, Autumn day in Wales. You walk through a vibrant green meadow peppered with sheep. As you near the coast, you can hear the soothing crash of the waves as they pound upon the steep cliffs … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be…

Imagine if everyone became exactly what they wanted to be when they were seven. What an inefficient world this would be. The planet would be overrun by astronauts, firefighters, race car drivers and actresses. Instead of lawyers and government officials, … Continue reading

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