How to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps

Want to know how to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps? One that will make them squeal with excitement but doesn’t require you to be a whizz in the kitchen on the cake decorating front? Then read on! Unless you’ve been living [...]

10 great reasons to live in a flat!

Almost three million. That's how many private leasehold flats the UK government estimates there are in England, and ours is one of them. Apparently flats now account for one eighth of all homes in England alone, and with the global population predicted to rise from [...]


If you've been following the blog this week you'll know there's been a birthday in our house (see 10 wishes for my daughter on her 2nd birthday). #MySundaySnapshot is of the birthday girl, who we took to a local farm where she got the chance [...]

10 wishes for my daughter on her 2nd birthday

Ever wish time would stand still? Me too, especially now the youngest is turning two. There's no getting away from the fact the baby isn't a baby anymore, and it seems like the more kids you have, the faster the time goes. The thing is [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about raising girls

Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what girls are made of if the popular nursery rhyme is to be believed, while boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails. But as mum to two girls as well as a boy [...]

Joining the lunchbox revolution with Wriggle #ad

When was the last time you left the house with a lunchbox? I don't mean a lunchbox for the kids, I mean for you. Last week? Last month? Last year? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone - figures show 75% of Brits buy their [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week is a view of our flat from the beach in front of our house (that's us on the fourth floor on the left as you look at the building). I took it because we've applied for series 5 of Kirstie Allsopp and [...]

5 benefits of yoga in pregnancy

Google ‘yoga in pregnancy’ and you’re met with a plethora of links extolling the virtues of prenatal yoga. The experts are united, and the findings of studies seem to be indisputable: yoga is great for you and your baby. I first discovered the benefits of [...]

10 ways to help when your child’s best friend moves away

‘But who am I going to do everything with?’ Those were the (heart wrenching) words of my seven-year-old when I revealed that her best friend is moving away. Her first best friend. The best friend she met on her first day of reception and has [...]

6 common causes of stress in children & how to help

Do you ever worry your little one is worried about something but you don't know what it is or what to do about it? Me too. Especially when trying to get to the bottom of what's wrong is like getting blood out of a stone. [...]


Anyone else ready for spring? I am, and I couldn't resist buying this bunch of tulips when I passed them in the supermarket this week as a reminder of what's to come. It's been super sunny where we are so they've opened right out during [...]

5 apps I can’t live without since becoming a mum!

How many apps do you have on your phone? Ten? Twenty? More? I’ve got more than I can actually count but as I was scrolling through them to find one the other day it occurred to me there are a handful of apps I simply [...]

10 things the experts don’t tell you about breastfeeding

Did you that know half of women who breastfeed their babies say they feel like they let their baby down when they struggled to get the hang of it? And that just under half of new mums think breastfeeding is one of the toughest parts [...]

15 brutally honest ways to prepare for parenthood without losing the plot

Got a baby on the way and wondering what to expect in the parenting stakes? Or perhaps you're already the owner of a small person or two and fancy a laugh? Either way, read on! If you're a regular follower of the blog you'll know [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week is one I caught while walking on the beach. I was actually trying to capture the kids playing their favourite game, beach hut hide and seek - if you look closely you'll see a little person between the huts! - but as [...]