Corona Conflict

I think it’s fair to say the Corona virus pandemic has taken us all on an emotional roller coaster. But what I find utterly exhausting is the conflict. It’s everywhere. In the government, in the news, on social media, and in my head. And it’s the Corona conflict that is causing the overwhelm. The knot […] Read more…

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Tips for Starting Up Your Boiler This Autumn

As the nights draw in and the days get cooler, you will most likely be considering the best time to turn on your heating. After a relatively warm summer, the chances are you will not have touched your heating system for a few months. That is all about to change and very shortly you will […] Read more…

In The Book – Personalised Book Review

My two boys are chalk and cheese. Big has always been a book worm. He loves reading, it came very easily to him, and he has never really needed any encouragement to pick up a book. Little however, is not so keen. He loves a bedtime story, but when it comes to reading himself he […] Read more…

Reasons For A Parental Row

I don’t believe those couples who say they never argue. I mean we all do from time to time. And when you become parents the rows change, not just the hushed tones and muttering under your breath, but the things we row over. A parental row. Sometimes over big stuff, sometimes over silly things. Sleep […] Read more…

Advice for new parents

Becoming a parent is the best thing. But it’s also the most terrifying thing. Nothing will make you love more, or worry more. It’s amazing and it’s infuriating. It comes with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But that’s what makes it so beautiful. And being so many of us have been […] Read more…

Back to School Panic

I’m an organised person. But there’s something about the kids going back to school after the Summer holidays that always puts me in a spin. Even when I start preparing by buying the t-shirts in July, at the end of August I start having the same panicked thoughts… Back to school thoughts… Where did I […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Baker Ross

Now that the heatwave is over and the kids are no longer living in the paddling pool, I’ve been digging into the rainy day activities to keep them amused. I’m a huge fan of Baker Ross for craft stuff. Mainly because when it comes to crafts I have no idea what I am doing. I’ve […] Read more…

Strawberry Daquari Mocktail

This strawberry daquari mocktail is perfect for a heatwave. Freezing cold and full of fruity flavour. It’s a lot like a slushie drink, and being it’s non-alcoholic, it’s perfect to make for the kids too. And unlike normal slushie drinks, it won’t cost a small fortune! As well as tasting great, it’s so quick and […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Wilko

I’m not in a hurry to venture into the city centre now the shops are open again. I’ve been to a few local shops, some of which I am now actively avoiding because the social distancing was awful. However my local Wilko have been handling things really well. They keep the number of customers in […] Read more…

Weird sayings that make no sense to me…

I don’t think anything has made me question the English language and weird sayings we have, more than having kids. Especially when it comes to them learning to read and write… “The ‘e’ sound darling” now would that be ‘ea’ ‘ee’ ‘e’ or ‘y’. Not to mention trying to explain why house isn’t spelt ‘howse’ […] Read more…

Photo Tiles Review from My-Picture.co.uk

Oops I did it again! I got more prints for the walls. This time some photo tiles from My-Picture.co.uk. Regular readers will know I am a little obsessed with prints for my home. I have some pictures of the boys in the dining room from a photo shoot, that to be honest just brings back […] Read more…

Lego Storage Ideas

Over the last six months Little is getting more and more into Lego, so along with his Big brother we now have an insane amount of Lego in our house. And if you have Lego, you need storage! So here are a few Lego storage ideas I have put together to help with playing and […] Read more…

Posterlounge Prints For The Home

I love walls full of pictures. I have a collection of prints that vary from pictures that have been passed down the generations, special pieces we bought to commemorate special occasions, pictures I just fell in love with, and pictures we have collected from our travels. There are however two problems with having a picture […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes: Pandemic Home-school

Rookie Mistakes is a series all about parenting fails. The ones we look back on and laugh about, but prove that we are all winging it when it comes to knowing what we are doing with this parenting gig. And even the tiniest decision, like deciding you are only going out for half an hour […] Read more…

How to switch off when working from home

I’ve been working from home for nearly 6 years now. In the early days I found it really hard to leave work behind, switch off, and have some down time. There are still days like that now, if I have lots of deadlines, or I am waiting on an important email. But on the whole […] Read more…

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