Fitting together the jigsaw

Fitting together the jigsaw

The pieces of the jigsaw for working parents can often seem like an impossible puzzle that just won’t fit together.   Firstly, there’s meeting the cost of childcare.  This is on the rise from high demand, now that more parents are in paid work and for...
Slow Parenting Tips

Slow Parenting Tips

  I’m a working mum with two girls, aged seven and three.  I hate structure and routine. I really hate it!  My husband’s the same. We both love spontaneity and when it’s not there we quickly feel trapped, like we have become passive passengers on life’s journey...
The kids just keep moving on!

The kids just keep moving on!

I was talking to some parents recently about the challenges of childcare.  The thing that struck me most was that, just when we think we’ve got it sorted, our kids move on and need something new!   It reminded me of those really early days with a new-born.  You...
Argh! I don’t know what I’m doing!

Argh! I don’t know what I’m doing!

When I started My Kids Village it was that nervous, excited feeling.  I was totally out of my depth.  I wanted to get going, but had no idea about how to make it happen.  A few good people around me gently pushed and encouraged me to take the leap.  I had no...