Posts tagged with ‘Children’

  • From Après Animal to Unstoppable – Crystal #SkiExplorer

    By on October 29, 2015
    Once upon time there was a young chalet girl who worked a ski season. She was the party queen of Courcheval 1850 circa 1990, nicknamed ‘Queenie’. She held the record for slamming the most tequila slammers in a row. She was an ‘Aprés Animal’.   But 25 years later the Aprés Animal has hung up her party shoes. Incarcerated by […]
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  • Real Life: PA to my Children – Is it time to get a job?

    By on October 14, 2014
    The last few years have been a rollercoaster, which I hope is finally running straight. The Grenade is now attending my old school, which was once a comprehensive but is now an academy. How things have changed since I attended school. It’s like learning a whole new language. I still have to say to myself that he is a ‘first year’ […]
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  • Real Life: Shortlisted for the Brilliance in Blogging Brit Mums Innovate Award #BIBS2014

    By on May 1, 2014
    A Modern Military Mother has been shortlisted for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2014. It came as a massive shock to me because I had decided that I was done with pimping my arse out all the time and so thought fuck it I am not going to enter this year and I was thinking about not even going. And then […]
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  • Real Life – Happy Monday Loving Life

    By on March 10, 2014
    The forecast is saying 10 days of glorious sunshine. How delightful. We need the sun to dry up all the rain. This winter may not have been very chilly but the soggy, wetness has been relentless. I feel like I have been living in a swamp. I am getting ready to spring clean and I am now preparing to move […]
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  • Trick or Treating: great tradition or greedy kids?

    By on September 22, 2013
    Whether you favoured the witch, ghost or vampire look, many of us have fond memories of knocking on neighbours’ doors and stuffing ourselves with sweets. These days, however, it’s not the costumes that have people scared, but the thought that this treasured tradition might encourage anti-social behaviour in children and an unhealthy relationship with sugary treats. In the wake of […]
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  • Toys are the currency of children

    By on June 18, 2013
    In my book  A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline, page 97, in the chapter ‘Hagar goes to Afghanistan’ I write: “What do I think? I want him to be vigilant at all times. To come home again. It is tiring though being strong, putting your head down, digging in and pushing through – again and again […]
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  • Tablet vs. Reader – What Works Best for Children?

    By on February 11, 2013
    Over the last decade, different devices have battled it out for popularity amongst kids. The computer tablet and e-reader are two products that have vied for dominance in this market and today perform almost identical functions – but which works best for kids? Size Your average e-reader usually has a 7-inch screen and is about the size of an old-fashioned […]
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  • Do Your Kids Brush Their Teeth?

    By on October 2, 2012
    Aquafresh have produced a video with handy tips to make brush time more enjoyable which can be seen at: For more information, or to sign up to The Club for fun tips on how to get kids brushing or for a free sample of Aquafresh Fresh & Minty, please visit http://www.aquafreshclub.co.uk The video comes on the back of research that […]
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  • AMMMTV – Domestic F*ckwittery – Baking Disaster!!!

    By on September 11, 2012
    Did I mention that I made a pilot TV show? I may have mentioned once, or perhaps a gazillion times, that I made a TV show!!! Finally, I have uploaded it to You Tube so you have no excuse but to godamn mother f*cking watch it – am I clear? *Best authoritative voice* I need to get the hits up […]
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  • LOL-ling About At The LOL Blogger Launch

    By on June 15, 2012
    Did I want to come to an expenses paid drinks launch for children at The Rainforest Cafe? Err….yes, won’t bring The Grenade as he is at school, and so is The Menace, so it’ll just be me and why not. *PRs wave magic wand and train tickets arrive although only a single – does this mean they won’t let me […]
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