The number of children under five who are obese or overweight has increased by 10 million since 1990 show statistics released by the World Health Organisation. The results released by the commission on Ending Childhood Obesity led Peter Gluckman, Paediatrician and co-chair of ECO, to
1. You worry about what to wear on the plane so you invent some weird new style. Involving 'cold weather' clothes for getting to their airport combined with flip flops. At any one point parts of your body are too hot or too cold. But
As readers of my blog will know, I recently returned from a very ill-fated family holiday.
Before I went, I had a post in mind about travelling with two small children. It was going to be something wise and profound which would have people nodding sagely
When someone announces a pregnancy, congratulations frequently come easily and naturally. On the other hand, an adoption announcement doesn't always get the same reaction. I speak from experience; my two children are adopted. My son came to us when he was 3.5 years, and our
In the days before children, going to a restaurant was a leisure activity; something relaxing and enjoyable.
It was an excuse to get dressed up and probably have a bottle (or two) of wine whilst putting the world to rights and, crucially, meant no cooking or
According to Jane Austen it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Equally memorable are the by now surely-apocryphal schoolboy excuses: 'a big boy did it and ran away' and
When my children were young, they used to make home videos about the environment, write plays about the natural world, climb, hike, swim and play with Nature, and people would often comment, "Wow, didn't know you all are so green / into the environment /