School’s out forever!

His final week. Primary school done. We’ve had countless ‘lasts’ – assemblies, performances, photos, trips, discos – schools seem to really know how to drag these things out. But whilst I’ll of course miss the big events, it’s the loss of little things that will have the biggest impact. No more holding hands to cross…

Return of the Mum Guilt

It’s back. The guilt. The worry. The constant self doubt of working motherhood. It’s been a busy and challenging time at work with lots of pressure, trips away, late nights and generally having to be ‘on it’. Every. Single. Day. Then we’ve hit the home straight of year 6 for Boy1. Yep, SATS week was…

Preteensss

I’m more aware that first born is getting closer to teen years (he turned 10 in the summer!) and our relationship is changing, he is changing. Whilst we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on education and schools, making sure he’s eating properly and all that important stuff, I want to make sure I don’t…

Aaaand relax…

Trying not to stress about the ever-changing demands of motherhood

Kids and gigs

Should you take your pre-teen to a concert? Here’s my thoughts

Happy (euro) campers

So we made it back to Blighty after our French road trip and what a trip it was. I have to say I’m a complete Eurocamp convert – having never done this kind of holiday before. We’ve driven to France before and always find it fairly easy. Well, I find it easy because hubster does…

Team Mumsomnia do France 🇫🇷

After a few crazy weeks of school, work and just life, we are packing up and hitting the road for our summer (we’ll, half term) break in France. Once again we are driving (don’t ask why!) but heading a little further south. First stop, Orleans – although I keep having to remind hubster that this…

Christmas traditionology. What do you do?

This week, I saw a tweet from someone questioning their partner’s plans for Christmas morning, with an air of shock, confusion and let’s be honest, disgust. This got me thinking, how many people really discuss their Christmas traditions with a partner? I mean actually discuss, rather than reminisce and how do you then decide which…