The Story-formed life – how reading develops your child’s moral imagination

So, firstly, many apologies for radio silence. I have no idea how people blog in the school holidays. Or through family birthday seasons. None. But I did get some good reading in while we were in Devon for Easter and … Continued

6 Easy Christmas traditions for tired parents

I’m going to take a guess that you’re tired. I don’t have any fancy-schmancy analytics telling me how many of the people who read this blogs are parents but I’m guessing you mostly are and I know this time of … Continued

Halloween – just good clean fun?

It’s pretty obvious that Halloween is a bigger deal than it used to be.   I’m going to risk sounding like an old lady but [insert creaking old voice here] when I were a lass, things were different! There was … Continued

No-cringe family prayer time

I wrote the post below almost four years ago on my old blog. I thought you might enjoy seeing how we’ve evolved family prayers (not much, in fact) and how our 5 and 3 year old now join in so … Continued

Start 2014 with a vision!

Well, my publishing schedule got a little side-lined. Excitingly, I’ve been asked to blog each month this year on the Families First Magazine‘s web-site, a publication from Mothers’ Union. It’s a cracking magazine and I’ve been a fan of their mix … Continued

Advent prep and some easy plug-and-play ideas

It’s been so warm here until the last few days that it seems weird that Christmas is in LESS THAN A MONTH!!! I mean, there are still leaves on the trees. But the calendar doesn’t lie.  Three years ago, I … Continued

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