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#Poweredbyplants: 5 ways to get kids to eat more veg

Apparently only 22% of children know that broccoli grows on a plant. In a totally unscientific test I asked BB [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|Parenting|34 Comments

The REAL difference between being a mum & being a dad

Obviously there’s a difference between being a mum and being a dad. Like the small matter of growing a baby [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Parenting|74 Comments

Top tips for exercise after pregnancy

I recently wrote a post on 5 ways running will change your life and how running quite literally keeps me [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Parenting|17 Comments

Would you wear pyjamas on the school run?

Would you wear pyjamas on the school run? I appeared on ITV's This Morning debating the issue after a head teacher wrote to [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Parenting|96 Comments

10 signs you’re turning into your mother

It’s happened. Last week, when BB asked a question and my mum and I answered at the same time with [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Parenting|134 Comments

The REAL difference between baby girls and baby boys

I know they say no two babies are the same, but BB and Little B couldn’t be more different. While [...]

By |January 13th, 2016|Parenting|45 Comments

5 easy ways to eat less sugar

Sugar. It’s everywhere, and it’s the new evil if all the headlines are to be believed. I’d never really given [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Food, Health, Parenting|56 Comments

Co-sleeping with a baby: should you or shouldn’t you?

This week, at 14 months old, Little B spent a whole night in his cot for the first time ever. [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Parenting|8 Comments

5 ways running will change your life

When I first took up running, I couldn’t even run for a minute. I’m not joking: my heart felt like [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Parenting|29 Comments

5 reasons why Christmas is better with kids

I don't know about you, but since having children I do think Christmas is better with kids around. Admittedly there are drawbacks: [...]

By |December 28th, 2015|Parenting|30 Comments

What they don’t tell you about reception year

With the Christmas holidays underway I’ve been reflecting on BB’s first full term at school. It’s fair to say it’s [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Parenting|6 Comments

Why I’m glad I’m not a normal mum

Apparently constantly being in a rush, looking tired and spending the entire time thinking about food and what to cook [...]

By |December 18th, 2015|Parenting, Uncategorised|30 Comments

Is it possible to babyproof a marriage?

Is it possible to babyproof a marriage? I ask because this week I read an article about a mum who [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Parenting|36 Comments

The pros & cons of being a stay & work at home mum

We made it. After a year of working from home with Little B by my side he is now at [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Parenting|40 Comments

How to save money on kids’ clothes

We’ve been on a big money-saving drive in our house lately. Not because we’re saving up for anything in particular [...]

By |December 6th, 2015|Parenting|5 Comments