• All the things there’s never enough of

    February 29, 2016

    It seems like there’s never enough of anything at the moment. Does anyone (everyone?) with small children feel like this? Ever? All the time? Even…sometimes? Things there never seem to be enough of:

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  • Five quick beauty pick-me-ups

    February 18, 2016

    What are your favourite quick beauty pick-me-ups? It’s fair to say the pre-baby beauty routine takes a back seat when you have children. Both spare time and spare hands become very limited (mine did, much to my dismay). Some things I am still evangelical about doing, like using hot cloth cleansers even when I’m exhausted and having…

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  • All you need is…the weekend

    February 13, 2016

    So. Glad. It’s. The. Weekend. Anyone had a tricky week? I posted this on Instagram earlier but it seemed kind of apt (I do think it’s kind of important to remind yourself that when you’ve had a tough few days and are beyond tired are feeling like you’re last on the list for the Mother…

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  • Two children? What other mothers *never* tell you

    February 11, 2016

    What’s life really like with two children…? Brilliant / Awful / Exhausting / Energising / Tiring / Spiritually fulfilling / You’ll have your hands full! / They’ll slot right in! All vague things that other mothers of two tell you when you’re pregnant …I looked at the things I love about being a mum of…

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  • The return of the toddler

    February 4, 2016

    Hide your baby wipes, keys and nail everything down…the toddler is back.

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  • F is for…

    January 31, 2016

    How lovely is Florence’s F painting? It was a first birthday present, created by my really talented artist sister-in-law (here’s her Facebook page, and you can also see the A-Z she made for Eliza’s first birthday – behind the angry Angry Bird). Five other random F-themed things from the past few weeks:

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  • Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of very messy children

    January 21, 2016

    Has everyone heard about Marie Kondo? She’s *the* tidy consultant, the one who’s written two bestselling books – The Magical Art of Tidying Up and Spark – about her method of tidying that consists of getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy in your life and stacking everything else neatly in place. This year’s…

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