Before Kids vs After Kids

Life as we know it is never the same!

15 Romantic Gestures For Mums

Romantic weekends away are a thing of the past.  A distant memory from long ago in a life before children.  The husband is more likely to bring home a bottle of nit shampoo than he is a bottle of bubbly.  But romance is not dead.  It’s just different.     The best romantic gestures that […] Read more…

10 Signs You Are In Your Thirties

I am 37 years old. Thirty-seven years six months and eleven days to be precise.  Firmly in my thirties.  My eldest child is about to enter year two at  school and the little one is nearly past the nappies stage.  The baby days have come to an end.  This leaves me feeling older and a million […] Read more…

online shopping

5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Online

I do enjoy a nice mooch around the shops.  But sadly I have learnt from experience that small children and ‘mooching’ do not mix.  In fact Mooching and small children have much the same relationship as small children and white carpet.  The two should never meet. So here’s my top 5 reasons why you should shop […] Read more…

DIY

DIY Before Kids VS DIY After Kids

When we announced our pregnancy with our firstborn my Dad gave us some very good advice.     Do any decorating and home improvements before the baby comes, because after the baby comes you will not have the time, the money, or the inclination.   My Dad was right.  And we did follow his advice. […] Read more…

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5 Transferable Office Skills

  I always knew that becoming a parent would require a whole load of skills that I wasn’t very practiced in.  Doing things with one hand for starters.  I was entering a brand new world with a new job title, new jargon, new colleagues and a new office space.  What I hadn’t realised was that […] Read more…

Romance – Before Kids vs After Kids

People say that romance is difficult after kids.  I would actually argue that due to a significant drop in both standards and expectations, romance after the children come along, is actually easier.       Romance Before Kids – The pressure was on to be spontaneous.  The element of surprise was key. Being whisked away […] Read more…

Family Holidays: The Packing

Universal fact: Small people come with a lot of crap. Wherever you go,the small people go, and therefore their crap. But going on holiday?  You need a week off just to pack the crap. Remember when you used to fill a whole suitcase with your own stuff?  All the clothes that you bought especially for […] Read more…

10 Things From Life Before Kids That I Miss

So first the given, I love my kids, my life is better with them, I wouldn’t change it for the world and blah blah blah.  All very true.  BUT…  There are a few things from my life before children that I miss because they were, well, easier.     1 Going to the bathroom alone […] Read more…

Enjoying a wedding without kids verses surviving one with them!

We have attended three weddings this year with our children, two of them have involved a few nights away in a hotel.  As much as I love a good wedding, attending them with your children is an entirely different experience to attending them in my life before children. There are debates raging on mumsnet as […] Read more…