A pedometer for your pet?!... is this just a gimmick or is there a real point to it? I have to admit, when I was first approached by Sure Petcare to test the Animo I was both curious and sceptical. Having used the Animo Pet Behaviour Monitor for over a month now, I can categorically say- I love it! ... and not for the reasons I thought I would. You see in our family, the … [Read more...] about Why Every Dog Owning Family needs an Animo Pet Behaviour Monitor
Imagine telling a child that they can have all the candy from their sweetie jar they may want! Are you getting visions of horror? Unruly kids on a sugar high? Each of my kids has a sweetie jar. It is their prized possession and one that stores all their sweets, but is only opened one day a week. Sweetie Saturday A rather cool Swedish tradition we have adopted … [Read more...] about The Kids’ Sweetie Jar as a Parenting Tool
We have an official diagnosis! ... after waiting years for an assessment. My intelligent, rounded, multi-lingual son has Dyslexia. Over the last 5 years Hugo has been learning to read, it's been a huge mountain to climb. This journey has not been a straightforward one and I thought I'd share it, in the hope it helps others see the signs, get a dyslexia or … [Read more...] about Dyslexia Assessment and Diagnosis: My Intelligent, yet Struggling Son has Dyslexia
A couple of months ago we went for a routine dental check up with the boys. (Angelina had had hers a few weeks earlier). To my shock and horror the dentist discovered tooth cavities in both boys' teeth. I felt awful, like I'd totally failed them. Healthy teeth, in my view, are integral to healthy digestion and, therefore, to our overall health. We discussed the … [Read more...] about Till What Age Do You Brush Your Kids Teeth?!
There was a shooting today, on May 30th, 2018 at midday in the quiet university town of Uppsala, Sweden's 4th largest city. It was directly outside Max's nursery, not far from my older two children's school. Two people were injured, the police are calling it an assassination attempt, two of Max's nursery teachers witnessed the event. It's a shock to everyone! The children … [Read more...] about What Should Kids Do In Case Of A Shooting, The Uppsala Shooting Discussion