40 Things to do with kids at Home!

Schools are closed to try and contain the Coronavirus. Parents are suddenyl juggling keeping the kids entertained, doing home school work and trying to work from home. And these small people need feeding at regular intervals. It’s a lot. My enthusiasm at the beginning of the week was high. Now I find myself purging the […] Read more…

Change After Corona: My Hopes

It all seemed so far away when it first started. I hung onto posts about more people dying from cancer than corona. But things changed. They changed fast. Everyones life has been effected. Everyone. It’s scary and everything is uncertain. The day they announced the schools would close I cried so much. Even now anthing […] Read more…

On your Sixth Birthday…

To my darling O, Six! How did that happen?! It makes me as sad as it does happy. I’m sad because my little baby is long gone, and how I would love to go back and cuddle you in your sleeping bag as you nuzzle into my neck. It makes me sad for the time […] Read more…

How to be Community minded during Coronavirus

Over the last few years politics, the huge divide in our country, growing racism, and the general state of the world, have meant that somewhere along the line I have lost my faith in humanity. If anything good comes from the Coronavirus outbreak I hope it is that my faith is restored. Rather than an […] Read more…

10 Low Cost World Book Day Costumes

I am not a crafty parent. When the kids come home from school with a letter telling me they require a costume I am far more likely to turn to Amazon than I am the sewing machine. Who am kidding, I don’t even own a sewing machine. But sometimes I begrudge forking out for a […] Read more…

Being Sober: Why I decided to quit booze

I had my last alcoholic drink 226 days ago. That’s over 7 months sober. I’m not sure if I’m expecting a fanfare for that announcement, or for you to all think I’m crazy! I had made the decision to be sober a few months before that, I just hadn’t done the actual follow through bit! […] Read more…

Lazy Parenting Hacks

Parenting is a full on job. There are days when I bake with my kids, I play car races all day long and have in-depth discussions about Ninjago. But there are also days where I am stretched thin and I’m tired and there’s not so much of me to give. I used to beat myself […] Read more…

New Year’s Resolutions for New Parents

Having a child can be a brilliant and life-changing event, but it can also act as a reminder that you have a whole new set of responsibilities that stretch beyond you and your partner. When your family starts to grow, you might find that you have some important decisions to make. From sending your child […] Read more…

Sleigh Ride Parody

I always think a parody is a good idea until I am half way through and loosing the will to live. Which is precisely why about half way though this parody of Sleigh Ride, is where you will need to start crow barring the lyrics in. In my defence I don’t think I’ve ever heard […] Read more…

Reasons to take a villa holiday

Everyone has a preference when it comes to the type of holiday they prefer. For me, I will always choose sight seeing over a beach holiday. And when it comes to accommodation my preference is a villa holiday as opposed to an all inclusive hotel option. Here’s why I love a villa holiday: You can […] Read more…

The Christmas Lists Debate

When it comes to Christmas we all do it a bit differently. Some of us have Yorkshires with our Christmas dinner. There are some that leave Father Christmas a G&T. Some of us watch the Queen’s speech. And some of us write Christmas lists. It wasn’t until I somehow stumbled into an AIBU forum on […] Read more…

Make Christmas Gifts Look More with Swizzels

I drive my husband mad in the run up to Christmas with my mantra about gifts, “It doesn’t look a lot.” We all have to work to a budget, but sometimes a gift needs something extra, finishing touches, something thoughtful. Things that make Christmas gifts look more. When Swizzels asked me to join their Christmas […] Read more…

Gifts for people around the world with Tinggly

Getting the perfect Christmas present for people can be difficult. Even more so when they live in a different country. Choosing gifts according to postage weight is very limiting! Tinggly have the solution for you. Tinggly offer experience gifts. In a time when people are rightly conscious of having too much stuff, experiences are a […] Read more…

The Benefits of Wood Flooring When You Have Kids

There are many expressions that go hand in hand with having children. Perhaps none more true than the phrase I have often muttered under my breath “You are the reason we don’t have nice things”. Casing point, our sofa is on its last legs. It groans when you sit on it. It no longer offers […] Read more…

Is My Cat Normal?

Charlie has been in our lives for 18 months now. And we couldn’t imagine him not being part of our family. So much so that on our recent holiday to Australia, both the boys shed tears because they missed the cat! Until Charlie I have never owned a cat, and before he became part of […] Read more…

Planning Your First Trip to New York

New York is so far my most favourite place I have visited. I love the things to do, places to see, the people and the vibe. If you are planning your first trip to New York, it really is worth putting in the time before you go to plan your itinerary to make the most […] Read more…

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