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…

The Christmas juggle – bad mum style

So, December is well and truly here. My social feeds are full of images of people’s perfectly pruned trees and Santa visits, and my social life resembles that of pre-kids me (but my bank balance certainly doesn’t! 😩). This brings a whole new dimension to my ongoing need to juggle through life as a parent,…

Chasing dreams…

Well if you’re a fan of daytime TV you might have spotted my mug on The Chase quiz show today. I won’t share the result in case you want to watch on catch up, but either way it was a brill day. I’d always wanted to do a quiz show and when my son asked…

A Year of Dates

I'm very excited to share a little delivery that arrived today…. My new date jar courtesy of a fab mum-run business, A Year of Dates. The concept is simple, but impressive. A jar of 52 envelopes (yes an idea for EVERY weekend), each with a little date idea inside. The envelopes are colour coded so…

9 lessons from 9 years of parenting

Boy 1 has just entered his last year of single digits. I never really saw it as a ‘thing’ when I was younger, but it really has struck me just what a milestone turning 10 is and how much I have learned from my first few years of being a mother. Not just the cliched…

Is fear winning? 

God, I hate these posts. Paris, Manchester and now another attack in London. As a parent what do I do?  I always try to stay positive. I’m factual with my son so as not to shelter him, but when two attacks on home soil happen within less than a month of each other it’s so…

Mothers unite for fish fingers. Seriously…

So any fan of so called ‘instamums’ would no doubt have seen or heard about an article that appeared today in a certain national newspaper. I’m not going to link to it but it starts with Daily and rhymes with ‘Fail’. The ‘article’ basically slammed some of my favourite mama bloggers and authors, Clemmie Telford,…

Formula for a perfect (family) weekend….

I’ll be totally honest. This weekend was by no means perfect. I actually started writing this post a few weeks ago, but all the madness and sadness in the world made it feel a little inappropriate. But it feels like now is a good time to share… Slight exaggeration but as this weekend comes to…

Breaking the News to a child

Last week, I was interviewed by a journalist for the Telegraph who wanted to know how I explained and answered difficult questions about current affairs to Boy1. Its a really interesting issue because I’ve always wanted to make sure I don’t overprotect my children from the big wide world. In fact its my responsibility as…

I’ve dropped the balls!

You might have noticed I haven’t posted for a while. I’ve tried. I have about 5 drafts started and saved, but unfinished. If you ever read my piece about work life ‘balance’, you’ll know what I mean when I say I’ve dropped my balls! Work has been busy, an expand role, lots of travel. Kids…