Keeping costs down when buying a family pet

*collaborative post* I love my family. There’s me, Oli, our three kids and our cat Jessy. There’s something missing though and that something is a dog. We love Jessy of course but I feel like…

Short stories for mums – We aim to please

What’s this? Am I really posting a short story on my blog, over a year after I last wrote a piece of fiction. Why, yes I am! Hi lovely readers, you may have noticed that…

A no nonsense guide to investing for mums

*collaborative post* Today I have a post for you all about where to start with investing. I am always interested in learning how to be better with money and I’m sure I’m not the only…

Do other mums find lockdown this hard?

I’ve just finished getting the kids to bed, I am sat with my sleeping baby in my arms and I am crying. Everything feels too much today. Everything feels too much most days, actually. Before…

The importance of not comparing yourself to other parents during school closures

I’ve just made myself feel really rubbish. It’s the first official day of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak and I’m already beating myself up for not doing enough. I’m sat feeding Til off…

Our new life – thoughts, feelings and fears about Coronavirus

Do you remember where you were when you first heard Princess Dianna had died? Or when you first heard the news of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York? Or when…

Potty training tips and advice

*collaborative post* I can remember dreading potty training when Leo was a toddler. I just didn’t understand how my baby was going to go from doing all his toilet business in a nappy to suddenly…

When half term feels like survival

Half term, it’s something I spend a lot of time wishing for. On those weekdays when I’m trying to get little people fed, washed and dressed and out of the house by 8.30. It’s a…

Tips and advice on how to keep your child safe online

*collaborative post* Online safety has been on my mind a lot lately. Leo (and Alex, actually) is getting more and more interested in mine and Oli’s smartphones. He has progressed from just wanting to play…

3 Valentines date night ideas for tired parents

*collaborative post* One of the things I miss the most from my pre-kids life is being able to spend quality time with Oli. Obviously I love the family we have created and enjoy spending time…

Preparing to become a parent for the first time

*collaborative post* Today’s guest post is all about preparing yourself to become a parent for the very first time. I was 22 when I first became a mum, it seems like such a long time…

How do you know when you’re done having babies? – Having a vasectomy and why we are stopping at three

As I draft this post I am sat in the car feeding Tilly while Alex sits and plays in his car seat in the back. We are parked up outside a private clinic where Oli…

Finding yourself again when you are a mum

*collaborative post* A few months ago I wrote about how I was feeling a bit lost. I felt like being a mum had taken over every aspect of my life and there was no time…

Designing the perfect home for your growing family

*collaborative post* Today I have a guest post all about how you can design the perfect family home for your growing family. We are currently renting but Oli and I often like to play a…

Tips for travelling with kids

*collaborative post* In the six years we have been parents, my husband and I have only braved travelling abroad as a family three times. The first was a holiday to Majorca with just Leo and…