Tag: books

I was interested but not surprised to read this week about new research from the University of Warwick that shows that in spite of their differences, most parenting advice from the past 50 years sets unattainably high standards for mothers.  The author of the report, Dr Angela Davis, reviewed the advice given by six childcare […]
It’s so easy to go with the flow, to do what everyone else is doing, to follow the latest advice and listen to the ‘experts.’  What’s harder is questioning commonly-held assumptions, making up your own mind and taking responsibility for your decisions.  When swimming against the tide it can sometimes feel like it would be […]
This morning I groggily padded downstairs to be met by my six year old who, having been up for at least an hour before me, wanted me to help her get a snack out of the fridge, set up a messy art activity for her, tell her what plans we have today, and listen to her […]
I am a lover of books.  Several walls of my house are lined with full book shelves. I always have at least one, if not more, books on the go.  I’ll read fiction and non-fiction. I’ll read paper books and e-books.  I’m on a first-name basis with my local librarians.  If I want to learn […]