5 of the best wooden toys for kids

When I first became a mum I had visions of wooden toys neatly stacked on bookcases lined with traditional fairy tales, [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Reviews|14 Comments

How to make a Frozen cake in 12 easy steps

If the very thought of conjuring up a Frozen cake fills you with dread, then read on. It may sound [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Parenting, Recipes|45 Comments


You spend hours and hours making and decorating a cake, and then it's all but gone in a matter of [...]

By |August 28th, 2016|Family life|8 Comments

Things they don’t tell you about pregnancy after miscarriage

There’s no getting away from it: pregnancy is a tricky business. And pregnancy after miscarriage is even trickier. I should [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|19 Comments

How do you stop co-sleeping?

How do you stop co-sleeping? Google it and you’ll find pages of advice for newborns up to teens which is [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|21 Comments

Fun lunchbox ideas for kids

One hundred and ninety five. If you had to produce packed lunches for one child for the whole school year, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Parenting|44 Comments


There was only one image I could choose for #MySundayPhoto this week: BB on her 5th birthday. Here she is [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Parenting|16 Comments

Pregnancy no-nos & what to do if you break the ‘rules’

So, the little blue line appears on the testing stick and what you’d suspected ever since buying it is confirmed: [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Pregnancy|90 Comments

How to deal with defiant children

Instagram followers will know we’ve recently returned from Spain, where it’s fair to say Little B really tested our patience [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

WIN one of 5 video cameras & Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons!

Picture the scene: it was an average working weekday - I think it was raining - and I really wasn’t [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Competitions|44 Comments

How not to lose a child (or two!)

After writing about how not to lose the back to school plot I thought I’d continue the theme with how [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|18 Comments

How not to lose the back to school plot

Does taking a ticket in the children's section of a shoe shop only to find the world and his or her screaming [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Reviews, School|19 Comments


Choosing which photo to share for #MySundayPhoto this week was a no-brainer - our first photo of baby number three [...]

By |August 7th, 2016|Parenting, Pregnancy|22 Comments

I’m pregnant!

We've been harbouring a little secret in our house: I'm pregnant and baby number three is on the way! It's [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Family life, Miscarriage, Parenting, Pregnancy|128 Comments

Hoburne Holidays: an honest review by a knackered mum

Eleven months, 13 days and about four hours. That was the last time we had a holiday, a proper get-away-from-home-for-a-week [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Reviews|39 Comments