Does giving my baby a tablet make me a bad mum?

Does giving my baby a tablet make me a bad mum? I don't mean the medicinal kind of tablet, I [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Parenting|13 Comments


Finally it's rained! It's been more than a month since we had any rainfall where we live but at last [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|Allotment, Parenting|7 Comments

My top 5 work at home mum essentials

As a freelance journalist and work at home mum people often ask me how I do it. The truth is [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Parenting|4 Comments

10 reasons I’m loving Hoburne Park in Dorset

‘Own a piece of the south coast’. That’s the slogan used by Hoburne Holidays at their flag ship holiday park, [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Parenting, Reviews, Travel|1 Comment

5 of the best family friendly ski resorts in France

Thinking ahead to your next holiday? Can’t bear the thought of your next getaway being next summer? Then a skiing [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Parenting, Reviews, Travel|2 Comments


When was the last time you went in an outdoor swimming pool in the UK? I couldn't remember either, until [...]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Parenting|5 Comments

10 things I hate most about being a mum

What do you hate most about being a mum? If the answer’s nothing then I’m sorry but I don’t believe [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Parenting|9 Comments

8 things I’ve learnt in 8 years of marriage

Eight years. That's how long Misery Guts and I have been married for this week - and with the exception [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Parenting|15 Comments

5 easy ways to make money fast

Need to make a bit of extra money fast? Or simply fancy bolstering your bank account with minimum effort? Then [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Parenting|0 Comments

5 life lessons from England’s World Cup defeat

‘England is the worst team ever’. Those were the words of my six-year-old daughter when England was knocked out of [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Parenting|3 Comments


They say a picture says a thousand words and I think #MySundayPhoto this week really does! This was the look [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Parenting|7 Comments

10 simple ways to look after yourself as a mum #ad

A person who does the work of many. For free. That’s one of the definitions of being a mum I’ve [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Parenting|18 Comments

10 reasons to take kids on a P&O Cruise

Planned your summer holiday yet? Ever thought about taking the kids on a cruise? We live fairly close to Southampton [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Parenting|0 Comments

How to keep your baby hydrated in hot weather & win one of 4 glittery Doidy Cups!

Do babies need water as well as milk when it’s hot? Should you boil it first? And do a formula [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Competitions, Parenting, Reviews|12 Comments


I wish I could take the credit for #MySundayPhoto this week, but sadly I can't. I'd like to be able [...]

By |July 8th, 2018|Parenting|3 Comments