• Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome a new baby - as coined by Prince William, here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society

    The 7 rules of the sleep deprivation society (for Meghan, Harry and all new parents)

    May 8, 2019

    Here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society (for Meghan, Harry and all new parents) From always putting cereal in the fridge through to forgetting your own name, here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society – a term mentioned yesterday by future monarch and current king of the bad dad…

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  • How to add colour to your family home with Crown Paint - Lavender Cupcake wall

    Five ways to add colour to your family home

    May 2, 2019

    Here are five ways to add colour to your family home…this is a sponsored post in association with Crown Paint’s Breatheasy range How do you add colour to your family home? As someone who used to mainly wear black and wanted a minimalist, monochrome bedroom, I’m now a total colour convert. I love having colour…

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  • Loft conversion tips - how to convert the loft in your family home and how we converted our london victorian terrace house

    How a loft conversion with VELUX transformed our family home

    April 25, 2019

    AD – this post is sponsored by VELUX. Are you thinking about a loft conversion? Here are some loft conversion tips, and how having our attic space extended transformed our family home. We are five years into our house renovation and one of the best things we’ve done is have our loft converted. It transformed…

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  • Ten children's TV programmes adults secretly love

    10 children’s TV programmes adults secretly love

    April 18, 2019

    Here are ten children’s TV programmes adults secretly love…which are your favourites? It’s the holidays! So in all probability, your children will be watching a bit of TV – it’s fiiiiiiine – and you’ll be spending a lot of time shouting ‘Can you turn the volume DOWN?’ On repeat. There are lots of TV programmes…

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  • The Book you wish your parents had read by Philippa Perry

    One book a month: March

    April 8, 2019

    This month, I’ve read The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry. ‘They fuck you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you.…

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  • Five things we’re watching, five years after everyone else

    March 28, 2019

    Here are five TV programmes we’re watching, five years after everyone else…this post could also be called ‘thank goodness for catch-up TV when you’re a parent…’ Here are two great technological gifts to modern parents: 1) The ability to stop, pause and rewind live TV 2) Steaming and catch-ups – meaning you can watch anything…

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  • 19 things CBeebies’ The Baby Club gets wrong about baby clubs

    March 19, 2019

    We’ve been watching CBeebies’ The Baby Club, which is brilliant, but here’s what it gets wrong about baby clubs… OK, hands up in the air, we are a few years too old for CBeebies’ The Baby Club’s target market. But after a long sofa session with a sick four-year-old, we accidentally ended up watching it…

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