Breast vs bottle: why do we get so mad?

So the latest research from the World Health Organisation on the benefits of breastfeeding over bottle feeding has caused a hoo-hah. Again. And the World Health Organisation has been lambasted simply for reporting the facts. Again. It all started when the results of a new [...]

12 tried & tested ways to zap nits & head lice (without losing the plot)

One in 10. That’s how many primary school children have head lice in the UK at any one time if the latest statistics are to be believed. Which is enough to make your skin (or head) crawl if you think about it long enough. Despite [...]

How to achieve your financial goals in 5 easy steps

Got something you’re saving up for? Something you want to buy or see or do, but not sure how to achieve it due to the small matter of finances? We’re currently in the process of saving up to renovate our flat, something that’s easier said [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our allotment, where everything has gone a bit bonkers since the heatwave over Easter weekend. Things that shouldn't be out are out, things that should be out have finished, and at this rate summer will be over before it's even [...]

10 things I wish I’d known about co-sleeping

Seven years. That’s how long we’ve been co-sleeping for – sometimes with one, sometimes with two and sometimes with all three kids in our bed. And it turns out there’s a lot they don’t tell you about co-sleeping. Exactly what they don’t tell you about [...]

5 simple ways to give your home a makeover

Planning on giving your home a makeover this year? Got lots of ideas but not sure where to start? Me too! It’s been six months since we became home owners for the first time and after breathing a new lease of life into the most [...]

8 golden rules for sun safety in childhood

Did you know that getting sunburn just once every two years can triple the risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer? And that sunburn in childhood dramatically increases the chance of skin cancer in later life? Those are among the sobering statistics [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week comes courtesy of my super talented cousin Jackie at Pampered Nails by Jackie, who helped the oldest and I get Easter ready by painting our nails this week. Aren't they cute? When we discovered we could have actual bunnies on our nails I'm [...]

Getting Easter ready with Smiggle

Looking for an alternative to chocolate eggs this Easter? Or perhaps you’re after just one more treat for little people ahead of the big day? Either way, Smiggle could be the answer! If you’re a regular follower of the blog you’ll know we’re big fans [...]

5 alternative Easter gifts for wine-loving mums

Forget chocolate. Come Easter Sunday there’s going to be plenty of that when the kids open their eggs (and let’s face it, it’s not like they notice if you break a bit off when they’re not looking). If you’re on the hunt for a gift [...]

Easter basket gift ideas for under £10

Putting together an Easter basket or two - (or three in my case)? Wondering what to put in them without spending too much money? Then I have just the thing! I'm not quite sure when Easter baskets became a thing - we didn't have them [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from Morocco, where Misery Guts is running the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile foot race across the Sahara Desert. It turns out there are worse places I could be waiting for him to emerge - and if you're going to [...]

How to make an Easter tree in 5 easy steps

Noticed lots of Insta-perfect and Pinterest-worthy images of Easter trees popping up? Wondering how to go about making one yourself? Then read on! Easter trees are everywhere you look at Easter nowadays - in shop windows, on the pages of glossy magazines and all over [...]

10 survival tips when flying solo with your kids

I don’t mean flying in the literal sense, I mean when your other half is away for more than just a day or two. At the time of writing I’ve been the sole parent in charge of three little people for four days owing to [...]

How to reset your body clock for a restful night’s sleep

So the clocks have gone forward and we’ve sprung into spring. Everyone goes on about what it does to our little people’s body clocks – and it does – but what about us grown-ups? The fact is it’s not just our little darlings the clocks [...]