• Hair clip 100; a mystery of mum life

    August 18, 2016

    One of the great mysteries of mum life…

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  • All at sea

    June 20, 2016

    Help, how do you entertain two small children cooped up in a house that resembles a building site, when it’s raining? Will it all come flooding back? I think I’ve forgotten… It’s my first day back at ‘work’ following our holiday (we actually left the house this time, I know! We went on an extended…

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  • Park life lately

    May 23, 2016

    Big cause for celebration this weekend as we *left the house.* We’d been under home arrest for a while due to this and this (which hasn’t been great timing as the house is currently full of noise and dust and stuff due to our ongoing building work).

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  • Spring greens and a touch of the pre-school blues

    April 8, 2016

    The days are long but the years are short, they always tell you about parenting – and oh boy, sometimes *those* days are really, really long – but what they don’t say is that you’ll blink once, maybe twice, and all of a sudden your tiny newborn baby will be going to school.

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  • How not to leave the house when you have small children, in 5000 steps

    March 31, 2016

    Why oh why is it so hard to leave the house when you have small children?

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  • The politics of Paw Patrol – I have some questions…

    March 18, 2016

    Paw Patrol! Who’s seen it? Who’s not seen it? Paw Patrol is one of *those* inexplicably popular kids TV programmes with a theme tune so catchy it digs a hole into your tired brain and then runs round and round forever. We sing it in the house, we walk down the road singing it. At this…

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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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