5 simple ways to be a good role model for your kids

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘do as I say, not as I do’. And we also know that kids learn from what they see. Knowing both of these things is all very well, but how can we make sure we’re setting the best example [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our allotment, where I spent Saturday afternoon planting about 100 spring bulbs in the rain. Come the spring and with a bit of luck this pot will have bright pink tulips in the middle and blue muscari around the outside [...]

What it’s REALLY like being 20 weeks pregnant with baby number four!

‘You must be mad’. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that since revealing we’re expecting baby number four. Mad or not (ask me in nine months’ time!) I’m now half-way through my fourth pregnancy and for anyone else thinking about going [...]

5 simple ways to avoid overspending at Christmas

More than £800. That’s how much extra the average UK household spends in December if the Bank of England is to be believed. And that figure doesn’t include the extra cash we spend in the run up to Christmas on events like Black Friday in [...]

Win a family ticket to see Stick Man at Theatre Royal Brighton!

Got a Stick Man fan in the house? Fancy winning tickets to see Stick Man live on stage at the Theatre Royal Brighton? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with the Ambassador Theatre Group to give away a family ticket of [...]


#MySundaySnapshot pretty much sums up the weather in our neck of the woods this week: sunny one minute, chucking it down the next! We've had some fantastic rainbows as a result and I managed to capture this one while out for a walk along the [...]

Improving the quality of our indoor air with Philips 2000i Air Purifier

When was the last time you thought about the quality of the air in your home? Last week? Last month? Never? It never occurred to me to think about the quality of our indoor air and whether it was good or bad until our youngest [...]

5 top tips for driving in winter weather

Hands up who gets nervous about driving in winter weather? If so, you’re not alone! Battling elements like snow and ice are one thing when it’s just you to get from A to B, but quite another when you’ve got one or more little people [...]

How much does it REALLY cost to raise a child?

I ask after new research has revealed life for people with children is an average of £400 a month more expensive than it is for people who don't have kids. And I'm sorry, but I reckon that figure is way off the mark. We pay [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week is another little plug for Smiggle and ITV This Morning's new #BEKIND anti-bullying campaign. I shared this picture of my older two on social media on the day the campaign launched this week with their #BEKIND keyrings, designed to remind and encourage [...]

Why I’m sorry to say goodbye to Mothercare

‘A sad moment for a well-known high street name’. Those are the words of administrators appointed to oversee the closure of Mothercare after almost 60 years trading. And I couldn’t agree more. As a mum of three I can’t tell you the number of items [...]

How to make a Lego cake in 7 easy steps

Got a little one who loves Lego? Would you like to make a homemade Lego birthday cake but don’t know where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place! The middle one is Lego mad at the moment and when it came to his [...]

WIN one of 2 InfaCare baby bath bundles!

Fancy winning one of two InfaCare baby bath bundles? Then you've come to the right place! With the temperature dropping and the nights drawing in we've teamed up with baby skincare experts InfaCare to give away two bottles of their baby bath and night time [...]


Hands up who's glad half term's over and it's back to school this week?! We had a busy week with the middle one's fifth birthday (see 5 wishes for my son on his 5th birthday) and several days out, including a trip to Hinton Ampner [...]

5 easy ways to cut the cost of car insurance

Ever wondered what makes your car insurance so expensive? We’ve both been driving for more than 20 years now, but yet again our car insurance has gone up, not down, despite the fact we’ve earned another year’s no claims bonus and we’re both another year [...]