Category: Family Life

Alternatives For Children Who Like Gaming

Almost every household that you know of, that has children will also have plenty of video games. At the turn of the millennium, parents were buying their kids all kinds of consoles and handheld gaming devices. Well, for many of us parents we also don’t mind a bit of gaming …

My experience of depression – drugs vs talking therapy

Originally posted in February 2018  Depression, the black dog, that gloomy cloud that envelops your being from morning to night. That feeling of dread. Doom. Waking in the night. Crying for seemingly no reason. Self harm. Spending money you don’t have. Not going out. Going out too much. Alcohol. Drugs. …

Dealing with grief – the death of an estranged parent

Almost a year has passed since the death of my estranged father Grief is a funny thing. It comes in waves when you least expect it. The most unexpected feelings emerge at the news of a loved-ones death. The news of the death of an estranged parent is something I …

Playing outdoors and why it’s important

I love my kids, I really do, but they NEED to play outdoors for the sake of my sanity if not theirs  My two boys are very different. Big L, who is nearly 8, would happily stay indoors all day but Little L, who is just 3 HAS to get …

Driving Pet Peeves!

When it comes to driving, pretty much everyone has to do it and although it’s actually quite enjoyable, it can actually be quite frustrating! Picture this, you’ve got a cracking head from the kids screaming all afternoon and you promised to take them to the sweet shop before you have …

6 top tips when negotiating your broadband package

One thing we cannot live without now is Broadband We use it more than ever before. It’s not just your computer any more, it’s tablets, games consoles and your television. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and the likes are huge in households these days with lots of people moving away …

Marvellous Mother’s Day gifts for cool mums (like me)

*This Gift Guide contains items sent to me for freeeee  Last year I did a Mother’s Day gift guide for alternative gifts (check it out here).  I was really chuffed with the things on it, things I’d never thought of and some I’d never even heard of – axe throwing?! …

Ten things I wish I’d known before children (BC)

Ten things I wish I’d known before children? There are soooo may things I wish I had known before I decided to dip my toe in the water of parenthood. Little did I know once you have dipped your toe in, you’re up to your neck in (sh)it.   See, the …

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