Parenting

Raising Superheroes (Review and Win)

Raising Superheroes (Review and Win)

I must confess that I’ve been a bit lazy with my kids’ meals lately – you know how it is. When your children are young, you painstakingly make nutritious casseroles and puree your own fruit, but then once they turn up their noses too many times at the meals you’ve been slaving away making, you sort of lose(…)

Brain Food

Brain Food

I’m not sure what to call these round ups I do of interesting links, books and articles. Brain Food sounds about right though? So with no further waffling, here are all the interesting things I’ve been doing, reading, eating and pondering over the last few days: Are you on Instagram? If so, you can find(…)

Is Your Child Barbie Mad? Enter this!

Is Your Child Barbie Mad? Enter this!

We have many Barbie fans in our house and it’s not just my five-year-old daughter Rachel. My two-year-old son Ben has caught on too and he goes around laying claim to any Barbie toys or merchandise he can get his hands on (he especially likes the Barbie toothpaste). Anyway, Barbie are running an amazing competition(…)

Lessons in Humility

Lessons in Humility

We’re back. And I wish I could say that I’m super relaxed from a lovely lazy holiday but actually my nerves are shot, my back muscles are all tensed up and my parenting chi is completely in tatters. Why? (you may ask). A 2-year-old that’s what. Let me begin my ‘Lessons in Humility’ story with the(…)

My Son Thinks He’s a Dog (Guest Post)

My Son Thinks He’s a Dog (Guest Post)

You heard from my business partner Catherine earlier this year, when she wrote about her non Gina Ford baby. Anyway, she’s been telling me hilarious stories about her son who thinks he’s a dog and I just had to share them with you! Over to Catherine… My son is a Labrador. At least, he thinks he is.(…)

Admission: I Didn’t Enjoy Breastfeeding

Admission: I Didn’t Enjoy Breastfeeding

So if you follow any sort of mommy blog or parenting website you would know that this week has been World Breastfeeding Week. I toyed against writing this post because it’s controversial but I’ve decided to voice my views in the hope that they will make other mothers like me feel less guilty, less of a(…)

Poetry, Parenting and Plastic Bags

Poetry, Parenting and Plastic Bags

There’s a lot going on. We are redoing our bathrooms (and about to redo all our flooring), Gareth is back at work and the kids are about to go on a FIVE WEEK HOLIDAY. My nerves. I also have not planned much in terms of going away and feel a real need to get out(…)

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

I’ve been writing a lot lately about making time for yourself. And being kind to yourself. Because the truth is that once we have kids, we can lose ourselves a bit. We get so wrapped up in caring for others, for husbands and children and pets and careers and homes that little old me always(…)

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

So you know I wrote recently that I was out of the woods? Well, I’m not. What was I thinking?! As I was writing that post I KNEW I was jinxing myself but I did it anyway. It’s like I actually haven’t learnt anything. You must not get all smug because then the Parenting Gods will(…)

I Believe the Children are our Future

I Believe the Children are our Future

Sponsored post “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”.  Sound familiar? Those are Whitney Houston lyrics and we used to sing that song (The Greatest Love of All) in choir when I was in junior school. Of course, back then, it was just a pretty song with(…)