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10 great rainy day activities for kids

Two fine days and a thunderstorm. That’s how the British summer has been described in the past, and if this year is anything to go by I'd say it's true. I don’t know about you but we seem to have had more rain than sun [...]

#MySundayPhoto

For #MySundayPhoto this week I'm bringing you a little something I prepared earlier: BB's sixth birthday cake! In the same week Littlest B turned six months old BB turned six years old and requested none other than a Trolls extravaganza. Owing to the small matter [...]

Our summer of firsts with HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®! #ad

I know everyone says it, but I really don’t know where time goes. One minute Littlest B was born, and the next minute she’s six months old. One minute I was announcing we were ambassadors for HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® and the next I’m bring you [...]

Fun ways to keep kids fit & healthy

So we’ve officially passed the half way mark of the school holidays (thank the lord) and I don’t know about you but we’ve seen waaaay more rain than sunshine in our neck of the woods. Coupled with the fact I’ve been working from home throughout [...]

How I make working from home with kids work

As a stay-and-work-at-home mum people often ask me how I do it. As a freelance journalist I work full-time hours around a six-year-old at school, a two-year-old at nursery part-time and a baby at home with me full-time. The truth is sometimes I honestly don’t [...]

Making memories with HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® #ad

Do you remember the first time you took your baby swimming? I took both BB and Little B swimming for the first time when they were fairly little - BB was around 12 weeks old and Little B was 11 weeks when I was asked [...]

#MySundayPhoto

A midsummer night's dream. That's what I'm calling #MySundayPhoto this week, taken at my brother and sister-in-law's marquee wedding reception this weekend. Doesn't it look idyllic? In the grounds of Houghton Lodge, a grade II listed fishing lodge on the River Test in Hampshire, the [...]

10 easy ways to declutter your home

Regular readers will know we live in a flat. But what you might not know is that it’s a two bedroom flat. And there’s now five of us. It’s fair to say things are getting a little bijou on the space front – the toy [...]

10 reasons to go on a Hoburne Holiday

If there’s one thing that changes when you become a parent it’s holidays. Forget sitting back on a sunbed and sipping a nice cold drink – the fact is you’re going to be on duty from the minute you wake up to the minute you [...]

6 things I’ve learnt in six months of exclusive breastfeeding

Six months. That’s how long the NHS recommends exclusive breastfeeding for, and it looks like we might have made it. Next week Littlest B will turn six months old, and it dawned on me that she’s had absolutely nothing but breastmilk since the day she [...]

#MySundayPhoto

Things have been a little quiet on the blog in the last week, but for a very good reason. I took a little blogging break and we decamped to Devon for another week at Hoburne's Devon Bay holiday park. It was the second time we've [...]

Quick & easy ways to hide a mum tum

A mum tum. If you don’t know what that is, lucky you. If you do, then you might want to read on. Now I’m a mum of three there’s no getting away from the fact I’ve been left with a mum tum (one of many [...]

#MySundayPhoto

Last week for #MySundayPhoto I brought you a picture of Misery Guts and I on our wedding day to mark our seventh wedding anniversary: this week I'm bringing you a picture of my little man on the steps of the very same church! He was [...]

4 simple ways to lose baby weight

Pregnancy. It does weird things to your body, it does weird things to your hair, it does weird things to your face and it’s hardly surprising if you don’t look quite the same afterwards. In fact it would be weird if you did look the [...]

5 easy ways to eat well on a budget

Is it me or is the weekly food shop getting more and more expensive? In a little under a month, after six months of exclusive breastfeeding, it will be time to start weaning Littlest B meaning we’ll have five mouths to feed instead of four. [...]