Family, Parenting

No Child is Born into This World Thinking Colour Makes You Different

Today, Finn (who has just turned 10 years old) based his Black History homework on 12 Years A Slave, and when I spoke to him and read it, it made me really proud. Before showing me his work, he had so many innocent questions: Racism is a choice, isn't it, Mum? None of my friends… Read More No Child is Born into This World Thinking Colour Makes You Different

Christmas, Days Out, Parenting

I Think He Really Enjoyed Meeting Santa…

For this particular Santa, who wanted to greet a happy deliriously excited child, he must have been gravely disappointed. Instead, he was met by a screaming banshee who was terrified by the very nature of being popped on Santa's lap that he peed himself! So much so, that it leaked out the side of the… Read More I Think He Really Enjoyed Meeting Santa…

Family, Just For Fun, Parenting

Why We Are ALL Terrible Parents… Yes, You’re Guilty Too

What are the rules we always tell our kids? Always tell the truth. Always be kind. Never trust a stranger. So what do we do as parents? We screw our kids up! If I'm honest, I'm surprised our kids (collectively throughout the world) aren't traumatised because of the adults in their lives that they trust,… Read More Why We Are ALL Terrible Parents… Yes, You’re Guilty Too

Adult Time, Just For Fun, Parenting

What Your Partner Gets Up To When They’re Babysitting?

It's your first night out with the girls (and Prosecco) since your baby was born and for just a few hours you can be you again. You've expressed within an inch of your life, and you've written a long list of things the other half needs to remember and be aware of. Plus, you feel safe… Read More What Your Partner Gets Up To When They’re Babysitting?

Family, Food, Halloween, Just For Fun, Parenting

The Ultimate Guide for an Awesome Halloween Party

Halloween is a huge big deal in our house, the kids absolutely love it, so last year when I inadvertently booked a holiday meaning that we would be sat on a beach in Sardinia on the 31st everyone in my family hated me - even though I did bring along some spooky props for us,… Read More The Ultimate Guide for an Awesome Halloween Party

Parenting, Working Mum

What It’s REALLY Like Being A Self Employed Working Mum

When I fell pregnant as a BA student in my first year (with our first son), I was instantly deemed as a failed student by a lot of people — destined to walk the Green Mile of the benefit cul-de-sac with no qualifications. After completing my first year of university and just 5 weeks after… Read More What It’s REALLY Like Being A Self Employed Working Mum