Northern Lights Family Holiday Destinations

One of my regrets in life is that when I was 19 I saw the Northern Lights in Canada. What I regret is that I had no idea what I was seeing. I was young and not very well travelled. Social media wasn’t around bringing the world to our doorstep. And therefore I had no […] Read more…

You Never Forget Your First Car

The year was 1996. And after what felt like a million lessons and the hardest test in the world, I passed my driving test on the second attempt. My first car was technically my Mum’s. But I used to drive it every where. It was a light blue/green Austin Metro. It had a manual choke, […] Read more…

Stick Man Parody – Mummy

One of my talents is being able to recite several Julia Donaldson books with my eyes closed. A Squash & A Squeeze, Stick Man and The Gruffalo should be a skill on my CV! Both the boys have been through an obsession with her stories. When it was Big’s phase I wrote a parody of […] Read more…

When Body Positivity is Hard

For all of my adult life I have struggled with zero body positivity. Even when I lost a lot of weight and was a size 12/14, I still struggled. And it’s a struggle that impacts my life on a daily basis. Having low self esteem holds me back, stops me from putting myself out there, […] Read more…

The Parenting Witching Hour

We’ve all heard of the bedtime witching hour. When kids turn slightly ferrel and parents are counting down until the moment they can collapse on the sofa and ignore one another in marital bliss. But did you know parenting involves a lot more witching hours than just the bedtime one… The Early Morning Witching Hour […] Read more…

Smiggle Bargains – Five Under £5

When I was a little girl my Dad would give some money in August and I would go to ‘Rules OK’ our local stationery shop and kit myself out with a new pencil case and supplies for the new school year. And thus began my stationery addiction. Big loves Smiggle, and I can see the […] Read more…

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Is there anything more lovely to shop for than a baby shower? Kiddies Kingdom have gifts for every budget, from prams to pacifiers! And they have all the leading brands too. So you can find the perfect gift for the littlest bundle. Here are just a few baby shower gift ideas. Blankets I had so […] Read more…

Kitchen Prints with Desenio

Nothing in my life has made me feel more of a grown up than when we had a new kitchen fitted. The process itself was painful. There was a lot of dust. A broken boiler (in the middle of winter). Oh, and a severe case of D&V at the exact time when we had no […] Read more…

The Little Things Teachers Do That Make a Big Difference

As a parent I find myself angered by every proposed change the government put forward regarding my child’s education. From baseline assessments to budget cuts and everything in between. It feels like these policies are being decided by people who haven’t set food in an educational establishment since their own education, and who have completely […] Read more…

Dream to Reality with Petplan Equine

Let me tell you a story about a horse. Growing up, I lived in the New Forest. The New Forest is famous for the New Forest ponies. Horses roaming the forest are a common sight. Many a traffic jam has been caused by a stubborn horse in the middle of the road! And a fair […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – May

I thought this month’s five under £5 I would focus on some little bits I have picked up that are indirectly for the boys. I love me a tin tray. I don’t know why, and I’m not sure if it makes me slightly odd, but I do. They are great for when you have guests […] Read more…

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