How I lost 1.5lbs in one week eating French diet delivery meals

Want to know how I lost 1.5lbs in weight and one inch from my waist in just one week? It doesn't involve fasting, it doesn't involve going without chocolate and it doesn't involve cutting out alcohol either. I did it by eating like a French [...]

Win a Potette portable potty & trainer seat!

In the throes of potty training? Fancy winning a clever little gadget to help you and your little one on your potty training journey? Then we’ve got just the thing! We’ve teamed up with nursery experts Cheeky Rascals to offer one lucky reader the chance [...]

Is not RSVP’ing to party invites really that bad?

Disorganised, ignorant, rude, uncaring and selfish - that seems to be the general consensus when it comes to parents who forget or fail to RSVP to kids' party invites. But is not RSVP'ing to party invites really that bad? I'm pretty sure I'm not disorganised, [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our allotment, where we've added a pond in the hope of attracting frogs. After digging the hole, installing the pond base and filling it with water we left it for a week to 'neutralise' before adding plants and a cup [...]

Should I start saving for my children’s future education?

More than £75,000. That’s how much it costs to raise a child from birth to 18 in the UK if the latest figures are to be believed. And that figure doesn’t include further education beyond 18. I remember being at university and joking that I’d [...]

5 practical ways to deal with bad credit

Worried about having bad credit? Not sure what to do about it, or how to improve it? Then this post is for you! Being labelled as having ‘bad credit’ can be scary and cause a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. What does [...]

7 top tips for a spontaneous family getaway

Like the thought of going on a last-minute family getaway but can’t get your head around the idea of planning and executing a trip away without losing the plot? You might think a family getaway requires months of meticulous planning and taking everything but the [...]

Win one of 3 L.O.L Surprise #Hairgoals worth £15.99!

Fancy winning one of three dolls from the latest L.O.L Surprise series, or know someone who would? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got three #Hairgoals from L.O.L Surprise’s brand new Makeover Series up for grabs, featuring dolls with real hair and 15 [...]


If you've been following me on social media you'll know that I've been eating like a French lady all week. I'm reviewing a new French diet meals delivery service called DietBon, which boasts the potential to lose up to 2lbs a week eating crepes for [...]

Breastfeeding at two – now what?

So we’ve reached the World Health Organisation’s recommended two years of breastfeeding. Not deliberately – I didn’t set out to breastfeed for that long, and it happened more by error than it did by design – but either way, the question is, now what? After [...]

How to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps

Want to know how to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps? One that will make them squeal with excitement but doesn’t require you to be a whizz in the kitchen on the cake decorating front? Then read on! Unless you’ve been living [...]

10 great reasons to live in a flat!

Almost three million. That's how many private leasehold flats the UK government estimates there are in England, and ours is one of them. Apparently flats now account for one eighth of all homes in England alone, and with the global population predicted to rise from [...]


If you've been following the blog this week you'll know there's been a birthday in our house (see 10 wishes for my daughter on her 2nd birthday). #MySundaySnapshot is of the birthday girl, who we took to a local farm where she got the chance [...]

10 wishes for my daughter on her 2nd birthday

Ever wish time would stand still? Me too, especially now the youngest is turning two. There's no getting away from the fact the baby isn't a baby anymore, and it seems like the more kids you have, the faster the time goes. The thing is [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about raising girls

Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what girls are made of if the popular nursery rhyme is to be believed, while boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails. But as mum to two girls as well as a boy [...]