loopyloulaura

My very own website!!! Yikes!

children

Why I DON’T limit screen time

The MOMO hoax has been much in the news recently but, now that the moral panic has subsided, common sense is back. We live in a complicated technological world. Technology was supposed to free us but I think it constrains us more than ever. Parenthood is tricky as we try to negotiate the need for […]

Getting the kids engaged with nature with My Living World bird feeder

This half term we enjoyed lots of time outside in the garden. Our garden is frequented by birds as we have lots of trees. We were sent the My Living World bird feeder. The set is simple to put together but I would advise an adult supervises younger children. The recommended age range is 5+ […]

Snow day: expectations and reality

Last Friday the children waited with bated breath to find out if their schools were closed for the first snow day of the year. The desperation in their eyes, the hope of a day at home to play in the snow all day…   Well, they got it! The text messages arrived from the schools […]

What REALLY happens on a school trip…

Last week I accompanied Anya and her year group on a school trip to Windsor Castle. It was great fun and I loved spending extra time with her and making memories together. I was a little disappointed as I has been on the equivalent trip with Matthew 3 years ago and we’d gone to Hampton […]