No childcare nightmare here

I’ve read so many Facebook posts, tweets and articles about the nightmare of childcare over the summer holidays. 6 weeks of bliss for kids, equating to 6 weeks of logistical stress for parents. Boy 1 has nearly finished his primary education and I’ve never had this stress. Then I realised. It’s not because I’m able…

It takes a village..

Since Boy 1 started year 6 in September, he’s been walking to school with some friends. No adults. Just the four of them. Alone. None of them have mobile phones. I should be worried, right? His group of friends are great boys. Friendly and polite, but not in an “it’s always the quiet ones” kind…

Aaaand relax…

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

High school decisions are tough!

So, it’s nearly the end of another academic year. Boy 1 will be going to year 6, while Boy 2 will officially be a pre-schooler. This means in September we’ll making big decisions about high school applications and to be totally honest I’m sooo scared! It’s such a big decision. Boy1 is studying for his…

Why I’m encouraging my son to grow the fro

I’ve mentioned before about Boy1’s decision to grow his Afro, but haven’t really gone in to detail about how I’m be extra supportive about it. The second #worldafroday is at the end of the summer, and whilst I’m not sure he’ll still be sporting the fro (possibly going for a new look for year 6…

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…

Happy new year!

Ok, so I’m more than a week k to 2018, but thought I’d wish everyone a happy new year! No new resolutions for me, I’ve come to the conclusion at this age that if I need to wait til January to fix something in my life, it probs my isn’t that important to me. Change…

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…