Category: Family Life

Let’s hear it for the boys

I love boys! I’ve always loved boys! I swear like a sailor and drink like a fish (or I used to) I need to get something out of the way from the get go. I am a feminist. I know, I know. A few of you are rolling your eyes …

The Lows and Lows of Baking with Kids

Baking with kids – what a joy! I always had big ideas, nay, ideals, of baking with my children. When I was little I used to bake with my mum and my Granny. Granny used to bake once a week on a Thursday. She had a big mixing bowl and …

Ten Life Lessons

I didn’t get to the ripe old age of 41 without making a few mistakes and learning a few lessons along the way. That’s not to say you shouldn’t make your own mistakes, of course you should, but it doesn’t hurt to heed advice from someone older and wiser either …

Holiday Packing Tips for Busy Mums and Dads

Holiday Packing Tips for Busy Mums and Dads When it comes to holiday packing, gone are the days when you would throw caution to the wind, pack a few clothes and toiletries in the bag and be gone. All of that changes with kids in tow as the concept of …

Halloween BC (Before Children) and AC (After Children)

Halloween, oh how I love thee I’ve long had a fascination for the macabre. I even dabbled in witchcraft for a while (which will come as no surprise to anyone who’s actually met me I’m sure). As a child I wasn’t allowed to go trick or treating, my mum believed …

Why I’m calling time on “mummy guilt”

For years I fell into the trap of “mummy guilt” Were we doing enough? Did I play with them enough? Were we going out enough? Did they get enough exercise? Were they being ‘socialised’? The mummy guilt was strong! Well, do you know what? Fuck that shit! I was 34 …

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing Worried about the perils of parenthood? You aren’t alone. With staggering figures revealing that most Brits don’t feel like they’re adults themselves until age 26, the idea of raising a child might seem a daunting and unmanageable prospect for younger people. …

Box Set Fever – our favourites from recent years

Way back when I was a twenty-something there was no such thing as a “box set”, the best I had was a video recorder I would go out for the evening and pray that the video recorder was actually recording whatever it was that was cool at the time. These …

Top tips for driving in France – Incidental style

As you may know if you have read my previous posts (if not why not, it’s not too late! Read them straight after this, you won’t regret it!) Monsieur Incidental is French. Like proper French, with an accent and everything. His family still live in France and we usually visit …

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