Our big allotment challenge: we’ve started planting!

It’s been almost a year since we made it to the top of the list and got our own little [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|Family life|18 Comments

What’s the best way to treat mastitis?

I can’t believe it. Little B will be 11 months old this week and I’ve come down with mastitis. I [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Breast feeding|18 Comments


Our week has been summed up by this stick in Little B's hands. It's part of a wooden musical instrument [...]

By |September 27th, 2015|Family life|10 Comments

I’m sick of sticking suckers on the window at bedtime

It’s been several weeks since we put the finishing touches on BB and Little B’s shared bedroom, but there’s one [...]

By |September 26th, 2015|Family life|2 Comments

Warnings I would give my kid self

Earlier this month Kirsty who blogs over at Something Crunchy Mummy charged me with the task of coming up with [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Blogging|20 Comments

Forget X Factor: build a campfire & make s’mores

Saturday night is ‘treat night’ in our house. This involves BB being allowed to stay up late and watch X [...]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|52 Comments

Things they DON’T tell you about breastfeeding

Little B will be one next month (don’t know where that went). We’re still going strong on the breast feeding [...]

By |September 21st, 2015|Breast feeding|56 Comments


Misery Guts bought this dress for BB when we were in holiday in Wales. She spotted it in a shop [...]

By |September 20th, 2015|Family life|12 Comments

The midwife recorded the time of birth on kitchen roll

This week I’ve been sorting through Little B’s memory box and with BB now at school I’ve finally got around [...]

By |September 18th, 2015|Parenting|20 Comments

Early Years Journal review: I ate chicken soup like it was going out of fashion

When it comes to keepsakes I’m a bit of a hoarder: basically I keep everything. I’ve kept every single item [...]

By |September 18th, 2015|Reviews|10 Comments

Things I need to learn now I have a child at school

It’s now BB’s second week at school and to say it’s been a learning curve for me is an understatement. [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|Parenting|12 Comments

What REALLY happens behind the scenes on This Morning

I’ve always wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a TV show, especially a live one. Since becoming a [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|Parenting|22 Comments

#MySundayPhoto: Behind the scenes at This Morning

Every week I enjoying looking at all the photos in onedad3girls #MySundayPhoto linky, so I thought it's about time I [...]

By |September 13th, 2015|Parenting|14 Comments

My TV debut: should parents decide when their children start school?

Social media followers will know I have made my TV debut: I appeared on ITV's This Morning talking about summer babies [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Parenting, Uncategorised|11 Comments

‘I cried hot burning tears because I dreaded the reaction my shoes would get at school’

BB started school for the first time this week, which needless to say made me think about my first day [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Family life, Uncategorised|24 Comments