5 easy ways to make money fast

Need to make a bit of extra money fast? Or simply fancy bolstering your bank account with minimum effort? Then read on! With the school holidays looming (I don’t know about you but I always seem to shell out money hand over fist) a bit [...]

5 life lessons from England’s World Cup defeat

‘England is the worst team ever’. Those were the words of my six-year-old daughter when England was knocked out of the World Cup by Croatia in the semi-final. She’s wrong, of course. England got further in the tournament than they have in 28 years - [...]


They say a picture says a thousand words and I think #MySundayPhoto this week really does! This was the look on Little B's face when I took him to London to see the Royal Air Force's centenary flypast over Buckingham Palace - he was in [...]

10 simple ways to look after yourself as a mum #ad

A person who does the work of many. For free. That’s one of the definitions of being a mum I’ve seen bandied about on social media, and the job description is spot on. The question is who’s looking after the person who’s busy looking after [...]

10 reasons to take kids on a P&O Cruise

Planned your summer holiday yet? Ever thought about taking the kids on a cruise? We live fairly close to Southampton where lots of the big ships sail from and it's something I've always thought would be rather fun. Assuming the kids are well catered for, [...]

How to keep your baby hydrated in hot weather & win one of 4 glittery Doidy Cups!

Do babies need water as well as milk when it’s hot? Should you boil it first? And do a formula fed baby’s needs differ from those of a breastfed baby? When the weather hots up making sure your baby is hydrated can be a constant [...]


I wish I could take the credit for #MySundayPhoto this week, but sadly I can't. I'd like to be able to say this is the latest offering from our allotment, but as you can see it's far more professional than that! These roses formed an [...]

10 things I didn’t expect when I was expecting

What to expect when you’re expecting. There's tons of advice out there, from how you’ll feel to how you’ll look to how you should go about surviving the next nine months. But what about what not to expect? Despite reading all the books and going [...]

10 cheap & free things to do with kids in London

Planning a trip to London this summer? Looking for things to do with kids in London that won’t break the bank? Then you’ve come to the right place! As a family of five I know only too well days out can be expensive, but you [...]

Should I let my daughter have her ears pierced?

'Mummy when can I have my ears pierced?' That's the question I'm being asked a gazzilion times a day by the oldest at the moment. She's six and desperate to have them done. So desperate it's all she talks about morning, noon and night. The [...]


#MySundayPhoto this week pretty much sums up our week: trying to stay cool in a heatwave (if you're in need of some inspiration see 10 fun & free things to do with kids in a heatwave). Who knew a cup and water could keep them [...]

10 reasons I’m loving ABC Design’s Salsa 4 travel system

Looking for a new pushchair or travel system? On the hunt for something practical and stylish that's worth your hard earned cash? Then read on! We were recently asked to review ABC Design's new Salsa 4 travel system, and I can honestly say it's one [...]

The truth about post baby hair (& what to do about it)

Has your hair changed since having a baby? If so you’re not the only one: and the million-dollar question is what can you do about it? A bit like my body and my face my hair just isn’t the same since becoming a mum, and [...]

Win tickets to see Teletubbies Live at Theatre Royal Brighton!

Know a little someone who would like to see the Teletubbies in their first ever live theatre show? We’ve got 4 tickets to see Teletubbies Live at the Theatre Royal Brighton to give away! Big Hugs features full sized Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po [...]


#MySundayPhoto was taken a little further afield than usual this week: in Pembrokeshire, Wales, where Misery Guts was attempting to run all 186 miles of the coast path (if you want to know what happened you can read all about it in my post why [...]