Motherhood And The Myth Of Perfection

If I were ever to openly describe myself as a perfectionist I think most of my friends and family would fall about laughing. Not in a nasty way – it would actually be a fairly reasonable response. I don’t know how to iron properly and I have no inclination to improve – I like my […] Read more…

33 Ways To Enjoy 2015

With 2014 drawing to a close I’ve been reflecting on what has worked this year (and what hasn’t). I haven’t made any specific resolutions yet but I have come up with a list of ways to improve my 2015 and thought I’d share them with you. Here’s my list of 33 ways to enjoy 2015: […] Read more…

Long Lost New Year’s Resolutions

  I was tidying our bedroom (a more momentous task than I should probably admit) when I found this: My New Years resolution list dated January 1st 2014. Buried slightly between some of my children’s discarded colouring, an empty perfume bottle and a bag full of disorganised bits and pieces were all my hopes and […] Read more…

Top 5 Family Holidays Wishlist

  There will come a time – far off in the unimaginable future – when my children will abandon our family holidays. We will one day be replaced by girls-only holidays, first trip with the latest boyfriend and culminating, hopefully, in husband and family trips of their own. Perhaps we’ll be able to snag the […] Read more…

Festive Family Smiles and Stresses

I sat down to write a post about our lovely family festive weekend. I recounted how we began Saturday with swimming lessons and then some Christmas shopping, followed by a trip to see the ‘real’ Santa at Castle Howard. With sold out tickets booked a the beginning of October this promised to be a magical, […] Read more…

The Perfect Baby Number.

What is the perfect baby number? It turns out I’m not sure, and that is coming from someone who thought they had it all figured out. I was never a baby person, as a child I never played with dolls, and as a teenager I would have told you that I was never having children – […] Read more…

It Is Officially Christmas 2014

It’s the 1st of December folks, that means it’s officially the start of Christmas 2014! Is anyone else thinking this year has gone freaky fast?! We got the festive season off to a great start with a day pass visit to Centre Parcs (Sherwood Forest). We were lucky enough to be able to meet up […] Read more…

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Having A Baby

If someone had told me the truth would I have believed them? Probably not. The truth is a bit out there after all! I was recently talking to a friend who doesn’t have children, she was asking a lot of questions and clearly had a few ideas of her own on motherhood. Maybe she’s considering it, […] Read more…

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