9 more tests to do before you consider having children

Continuing with our look at what you should ask yourself before starting a family, here is a further selection of questions in test form for you to undergo, to make sure you have the necessary qualifications for parenting…

9 more tests to do before you consider having children

Getting Dressed Test: Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all arms stay inside.

Are you ready to have children yet? Take the 9 tests…

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How to write for children – media you use

How to write for children - media you use

Toddlers love the large and brightly coloured illustrations.

Please welcome once again Val Rainey, a published author of children’s books and other writing, from Alberta, Canada. After her first delightful article about the magic of books back in December 2014,  she is now sharing her tips with us on how to write for children – something we would all love to do, but actually is very hard to do well.

Over now to Val, who starts us off by describing the different types of children’s books you can write for …  [Read more…]

A few words of wisdom for prospective parents…

A few words of wisdom for prospective parents

Are you really ready to start a family? Take this test…

Here’s some sage advice for anyone thinking of starting a family sometime soon…

First, some key questions…

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough. [Read more…]

Book review: UK family law demystified, in plain English

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New book demystifies UK Family Law

If you thought it impossible to see the phrases “book about family law” and “a good read” in the same article, never mind the same sentence, think again. For the first time ever, with “Family Law Made Simple” by Slater & Gordon Lawyers and Sarah A Thompson, I read a book about professional services from cover to cover without stopping.

Just under 150 pages of their practical, sensible advice and explanations flew by, punctuated by the occasional wry comment or joke. It’s good to know that law can be interesting and lawyers can write well (congratulations, guys!) [Read more…]

Baby bike passengers: a cycle of disaster?

HTWB PWW kids on bikesI can’t keep quiet about this any longer. Small children appended to bicycles on busy roads are asking for disaster, and I simply can’t understand why so many parents don’t get this.

Yet you often see pictures in the media showing celebrities, politicians, members of royal families and various other notables dragging their children to school on bicycle trailers that look as (motor vehicle) collision-proof as plastic garbage cans. [Read more…]

Some serious marriage wisdom, according to kids…

 

small__626627455Wondering what marriage really means? Kids have a way of hitting home with some very good answers…many thanks to my good friend Bill D. from New Hampshire for sharing these priceless quotes that were sent to him recently…

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.  Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
— Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
— Kristen, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

-Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
— Camille, age 10

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

-You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
— Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MUM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

-Both don’t want any more kids.
— Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
— Lynnette, age 8

-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
— Martin, age 10

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

-When they’re rich.
— Pam, age 7

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
– – Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
– – Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

-It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
— Anita, age 9

small__5732739316 (1)HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?

-There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
— Kelvin, age 8

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

-Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
— Ricky, age 10

Want some serious writing wisdom? (instant downloads)

“Super Speeches”…how to write and deliver them well
“How To Write About Yourself”…how to make the most of yourself, whatever you need to write
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