• 24 questions I have on time, all the time

    December 11, 2015
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  • The one where I get locked out of the house

    December 8, 2015

    Last Friday morning our front door slammed, leaving me outside with one child, while the other child was inside, alone in the house, on the other side of the door she’d shut. ‘Oh…I’ll…call you back’ I said to my mum, who I was on the phone to at the time. Florence, who I was holding, poked…

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  • Five things from the weekend

    December 7, 2015

    1) How is it only two minutes to Christmas?  Does everyone have trees and presents all bought and wrapped (don’t tell me if you have)? I managed about five minutes of shopping on Saturday, and we now have festive fairy lights up with a tree date for this Friday. Last year we actually let toddler…

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  • Parkas for pram pushing and the park

    December 2, 2015

    Does a perfect coat or parka exist for the intricacies of mumlife, and all the park trips, pram pushing and pavement pounding that it entails? I’ve written before about ‘mum’ dressing, but here’s some things about being a mum, and coats:

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  • The ‘S’ word

    November 26, 2015

    I’m not quite sure how it happened. One minute, I had a tiny mewling baby and my brain was filled with all these thoughts, on patterned babygros, how to get my non-napping child to sleep anywhere but on me and how to keep impossibly small socks on her octopus feet. And now, all of a…

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  • Signs you’re a mum in the autumn

    November 9, 2015

       You want to hunt down the people letting off fireworks after 8pm and give them a really good telling off (Bonfire Night was ages ago …how is this still happening?)

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  • Ten things I love about being a mum of two

    October 27, 2015

    What is it like, having two children? It’s a question I get asked a lot and indeed one I used to ask a lot when I was pregnant. So a year in what is it like, really? With twelve months under our belt I’d say it’s swings and roundabouts and a see-saw balancing act (mainly…

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