Reasons I hate the school run

Before I start I should probably point out that I don’t actually do the whole school run: Misery Guts does [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|Family life|46 Comments


Misery Guts captured this photo of our two in a very rare moment of calm this week. Thinking it had [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Family life|10 Comments

5 ways to (try) and get more sleep

Do you think we will ever get the chance to catch up on the Lost Sleep of Motherhood? Those endless [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|Bedding, Family life|10 Comments


This week BB and I were introduced to nail art. We were invited to London for a sneak peek at [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|Family life|12 Comments

Top tips for birthday parties on a budget

Seventy THOUSAND pounds. That’s how much Tamara Ecclestone is reported to have spent on her daughter’s first birthday party. Even [...]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Family life|11 Comments


It's the morning after the night before in our house. Yesterday was Little B's first birthday party - a party [...]

By |November 1st, 2015|Family life|12 Comments

How to make a hospital stay fun for kids

I thought milk & doughnuts was the perfect home remedy for BB’s pneumonia, but it turns out I was wrong. [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|Family life|19 Comments


Today we're coming to you from a sick household. BB has had a bug since the middle of last week [...]

By |October 11th, 2015|Family life|8 Comments

The chances are your teddy is harbouring poo

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it turns out the chances are your teddy is harbouring poo. And staphylococcus, [...]

By |October 9th, 2015|Family life|26 Comments


Autumn is always the best time of year for sunsets where we live, but this week they've been really amazing. [...]

By |October 4th, 2015|Family life|10 Comments

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


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


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

‘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