Category: Family Life

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 …

Be heard, not part of the herd with Rebel Femmes

I am a big softie I would be quite happy if we could all just get along. To that end Anna from Me, Annie Bee and I set up our Facebook group Rebel Femmes. We were both a bit fed up of negativity, of women bitching about women. The group …

Christmas Eve Eve Declared a National Pyjama Day

Following what can only be described as a “Festive Shitstorm”, parents declare Christmas Eve Eve a pyjama day. There is also talk of making mince pies, chocolates and Bailey’s for breakfast compulsory for parents of children under the age of 11 which has been welcomed by 98% of those polled.  …

The ghosts of Christmas past

You may have noticed that I love Christmas but it wasn’t always the case Christmas always makes me emotional and reflect on the past and make plans for the future. Christmas wasn’t always great when I was little. I spent a few Christmases sat at the bottom of the stairs, …

Christmas Eve – The most wonderful time of the year!

I fucking love Christmas! I really do! Especially Christmas Eve. It is my all time favourite day of the whole year. Without a shadow of a doubt. It outshines birthdays by a country mile. Seeing all the houses decorated gives me the warm and fuzzies That and a good heap …

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 …

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