A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

Peace's blog: My Christmas pedicure

Author Mena McMahon Date 10th Jan 2018 at 02:34 Comments 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again to start planning holidays for the year and to try to submit holiday requests for next December, especially if you’re one of the few who worked during the ... Read More

Caroline's blog: Thriving or surviving?

Author Mena McMahon Date 13th Dec 2017 at 03:15 Comments 0 Comments

So – the Advent countdown is well underway, with lots of school activities keeping us busy – practising lines for the Reception Nativity and the Infant Choir concert, and raiding the c... Read More

Sisieta's blog: The parenting carousel

Author Mena McMahon Date 5th Dec 2017 at 15:04 Comments 0 Comments

"As we countdown to the Christmas school holidays, it’s beginning to feel a lot like we are on a revolving wheel! So about 12 weeks ago, we had the big "Back to School celebrations.&q... Read More

Hayley's blog: Breathing space

Author Mena McMahon Date 28th Nov 2017 at 14:45 Comments 0 Comments

Last month I packed my bag, met my friend at the airport, hopped on a plane and spent 3 nights by a beach, drinking wine and eating copious amounts of patatas bravas. It was pretty amazing. My fri... Read More

James's blog: Only child syndrome

Author Mena McMahon Date 1st Nov 2017 at 02:46 Comments 2 Comments

There has been quite a bit in the press recently about the growing number of one child families. My wife and I both have siblings – my wife is the older of two sisters and I have an older siste... Read More

Rosie's blog: Spooky goings on

Author Mena McMahon Date 17th Oct 2017 at 03:05 Comments 0 Comments

Just as we are about to reach the end of the first half term at school a watershed was breached. A rare moment of freedom allowed me to do the rugby run, picking up my son and three of his friends fr... Read More

Freddy's blog: For the shy kids

Author Mena McMahon Date 10th Oct 2017 at 14:15 Comments 1 Comments

The temptation to fix things is strong. Especially for a man, because it's well-known that our response to a problem, particularly one raised by a woman close to us, is to offer an immediate and ... Read More

Maria's blog: Pushing or letting be?

Author Mena McMahon Date 4th Oct 2017 at 03:36 Comments 5 Comments

This weekend I was having a drink with two of my neighbours, both super achievers type parents; they were talking about their eldest child currently in Y6 applying for secondary schools and how in or... Read More

Kim's blog: Time to start letting go

Author Mena McMahon Date 26th Sep 2017 at 03:13 Comments 0 Comments

My firstborn started secondary school last week.  The transition from primary loomed over like a dark cloud from the beginning of Year 6. Then one gets bogged down in the spectre that is SATs an... Read More
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