• Calling all parents of small children – we had a sneak preview of CBeebies Thumbelina, which …
  • Reader, I have done something weird… But before I tell you about that, is anyone …
  • Today I’m going to talk about wooden toys, because we’ve been testing out …
  • Do you ever find yourself reading the same children’s books over and over again, …
  • How not to leave the house with small children: the school run …

    Two eternal questions about motherhood: Why is it so hard to leave the house with small children? (Here is my previous exploration of the topic)…

    A tip for avoiding disaster at historical houses with children

    As it’s soon to be the school holidays, I thought you might be planning some days out, possibly to museums or historical National Trust or…

    A couple of things (and WIN a brilliant pregnancy book)

    Here’s a couple of things we’ve been liking lately, including The Letdown and a competition to win a copy of a brilliant new pregnancy book……

    How to avoid the cinema becoming a parenting disaster movie

    A dramatic turn of events; we went to the cinema last week. Together, as in me and Alex together together, shock horror. It used to…

    Reading the small print…the hidden perils of your child learning to …

    Your child learning to read is one of the most magical moments of motherhood. It’s a major milestone, right up there with the first steps,…

    The very busy smear test

    Because I can be both badly organised and also extremely forgetful (tell me; does this never go away?) I somehow ended up accidentally booking in my recent…

    The one with the accidental Easter Bunny

    Do your children believe in the Easter Bunny? Asking for, well, someone who’s not quite sure how it happened, but whose children really do. As…