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7 reasons why I won’t potty train my youngest

I've made a decision. One that's not likely to go down well in some quarters. I'm not going to potty train my youngest. It's a decision I've come to after a year of trying - and failing - to potty train the boy who doesn't [...]

#MySundayPhoto

It's been a funny old year on the weather front hasn't it: late snow followed by a heatwave followed by an unusually warm start to September. The temperature has done funny things on our allotment too, where plants that would usually flower much earlier in [...]

5 healthy lunchbox ideas for kids #ad

In need of some lunchbox inspiration? Fed up with boring snoring sandwiches? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been spared the lunchbox conundrum so far owing to the fact four to seven-year-olds in England get free school meals – a benefit we took [...]

Finding a new kind of normal

There’s been a big change in our house this year. Something that’s affected our whole family, but which I haven’t mentioned here on the blog yet, mainly because I didn’t really know what to make of it myself. At the end of last year Misery [...]

10 things I wish I’d known about childbirth

No two births are the same. That’s what they say about childbirth, and as a mum of three the saying has certainly rung true for me: none of my labours or births were the same. But as a first time mum there are some universal [...]

#MySundayPhoto

After revealing 10 things they don't tell you about breastfeeding a toddler this week #MySundayPhoto features the little lady in question. At 19 months old she's turning into a proper little girl now, adding more and more words to her vocabulary on an almost daily [...]

4 of the safest places to travel for a family holiday

Planning your next family holiday? Want to make sure the destination you choose is super safe as well as family friendly? Then read on! After a two-week staycation in the UK this year we’re looking into travelling abroad next year. It will be our first [...]

5 simple ways to personalise your home office

I often envy people who leave the house to go somewhere else to work: slipping on high heels, shutting the door on the chaos and going to an office where they can focus on just one thing - their job - all day while eating [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about breastfeeding a toddler

Nineteen months. That's how old the littlest turns this week. Which means I'm officially breastfeeding a toddler. Having fed my older two well into toddlerhood I've got a fair idea what to expect. And a fair idea what they don't warn you about breastfeeding a [...]

#MySundayPhoto

#MySundayPhoto this week was taken on the beach in front of our flat - the nights are definitely drawing in now so we're trying to make the most of what's left of the summer evenings by being outside as much as possible.  The kids love [...]

Is it ever ok to miss your child’s first day of school?

Is it ever ok to miss your child’s first day of school? I don’t mean the first day of a new school year, I mean their first ever day of school. I ask after Katie Price was vilified by the media for missing four-year-old daughter [...]

10 ways to help manage your baby’s eczema in winter

Got a little one who suffers from eczema? Worried it will flare up in winter? Then this post is for you! If you’re a regular follower of the blog you’ll know earlier in the year our youngest was diagnosed with eczema. She had angry red [...]

My back to school new year resolutions

Three years. That's how long I've been a school mum for, and the truth is during that time I've picked up some bad habits. They're habits I'm determined to break, so for the very first time - as the oldest goes into year three - [...]

#MySundayPhoto

Anyone else glad term time starts again this week? We've had a fun packed summer but I have to say as a work at home mum I'm looking forward to the kids going back to school and nursery and business as usual. #MySundayPhoto this week [...]

5 reasons I’m loving Boots Mini Club’s AW18 collection

Are you a fan of Boots Mini Club? Want to know what’s in their AW18 collection? Then read on! We were invited to a sneak preview of Boots Mini Club’s AW18 collection, which included the launch of Fearne Cotton’s new season Fearne by Fearne Cotton [...]