The Premier League – But not as you know it

  Disclaimer: I have been paid to write this post, and not to play in the Premier League as I originally thought (their loss). Everything that I have said in this post is entirely my own opinion. When you think of the Premier League what do you think of? Be honest. OK, I’ll go first […]

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Fiona: The Caravan Refurb Part 1

  Refurbishing a Caravan In perhaps our strangest impulse purchase of all time we bought a caravan. (I say perhaps because I’m pretty sure i’ve made some stranger ones – usually due to wandering into a shop by accident and being so hopelessly British that I couldn’t just walk out. And due to being a […]

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Bants For Kids – Scholastic’s Laugh Out Loud Awards 2017

  Some of the funniest people I know are under the age of 8. Sure, they may not actually mean to be funny but they are. They are like the wittiest, most polished comedians going – they fire off one liners like it’s the last day of their sell out tour – ever heard a […]

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Judgement

Let’s talk about judging. If you are a tutter, shake your head-er, roll your eyes-er, in your head silent prosecutor or an out an out ‘guilty, your honour’ shouter then I’m talking about YOU. If you are not then have you been a victim of judgement? Have you ever had to defend your parenting choices? […]

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From One Mum of Three to Another: Dear Kate

Dear Duchess of Cambridge/Princess Kate/Ma’am/George and Charlotte’s mum/any other title you may go by, (FYI I go by muuUUMMEEYYYEEH, note the increase in volume, it’s important) You don’t know me, but I know you. And I don’t mean that in a creepy way. I mean, obviously everyone in the world knows who you are. But […]

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The Pros and Cons of The Summer Holidays

  Do you have a school-aged child? Have you been breathing into a paper bag in anticipation of 6 weeks avec said sidekick? Stop screaming parental pal – it’s going to be OK… the pros of the summer holidays far outweigh the cons. And in case you were in any doubt see below, no probs. […]

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What NOT To Do With Kids

What to NOT bother doing with kids

    One of my most popular* posts to date was about what NOT to bother doing with your kids at Christmas which just goes to show that sometimes us parents need to be cut some slack – a little time to shrug off some of that permanent upper backache and be given permission to sink […]

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The Buggy Stages

  Today my donkey died an undignified death. My bugaboo donkey that is. It has carried and protected all three of my children at one point or another, which is at least two more infants than the original donkey (which I can only assume is the one that carried Jesus and Mary. I don’t think […]

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Swimming Lessons

      Recently I had a moment of weakness. I got gym membership. Again. I literally cannot tell you how many gyms I have been a member of. Process is as follows – I get all excited and bouncy. I do about 37 classes the first week – a cheeky little hour of ‘bums, […]

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The Dog Lover Lover

  I’ve got a confession to make and it might get me slung in the doghouse. I don’t like man’s best friend. Sorry. My best friend is, well, my best friend. I have tried for YEARS to be a dog lover. But this is me officially withdrawing from the ‘please can I have a dog’ […]

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