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How to make your own she shed (with a little help from Charlie Dimmock!)

Have you ever dreamed of having your own little space to call your own, somewhere you can retreat to away [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Allotment, Gardening, Parenting, Reviews|27 Comments

5 reasons shared parental leave will never work

It’s been a year since shared parental leave came into force in England, Scotland and Wales and apparently just one in [...]

By |April 6th, 2016|Parenting|7 Comments

5 reasons class teddy bears are a BAD idea

It was only a matter of time. BB has finally come home from school armed with the class teddy bear [...]

By |April 4th, 2016|Parenting|28 Comments

10 ways pregnancy changes your face

Forget Adele’s beard. Hairs sprouting on your chin are the least of your worries in pregnancy. They say being pregnant [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|Parenting|44 Comments

Weird things I can’t do since having a baby

Obviously there are going to be things you can’t do after having a baby that you could do before. Like [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Parenting|36 Comments

Is it ok to kiss a child on the lips?

I don't mean any child, I mean your child. I ask because this week I read a story about a [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|Parenting|23 Comments

Shame on you John Lewis

Have you heard about the mum who was frog-marched out of a John Lewis store because her toddler had a [...]

By |March 9th, 2016|Parenting|54 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Spring has sprung on the allotment! I got a whole glorious afternoon there this weekend when Misery Guts took the [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|Gardening, Parenting|20 Comments

5 Mother’s Day presents you ACTUALLY want

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but there seems to be more tat around than usual in the run up to Mother’s [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|42 Comments

How to establish a bedtime routine

I THINK we may have done it. Famous last words of course, but after 16 months I think we might [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|40 Comments

Should you take a child to a funeral?

We had some sad news this week. BB and Little B’s great grandad – Misery Guts’s grandad – died. He [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|Parenting|20 Comments

5 kids’ characters who make me want to SCREAM

Big news! They’re bringing back Super Ted! In case you weren’t around in the 1980s, Super Ted was a Welsh [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Books, Parenting|124 Comments

#SagGoneGrooveOn: beating nappy sag with Pampers!

Babies have got it pretty easy when you think about it. They can sleep whenever and wherever they like, get [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|36 Comments

5 reasons I hate half term

It’s official: just like the school run, I’ve discovered I hate half term. They call it the ‘half term holiday’, [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|Parenting|77 Comments

#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