Parenting

Mums at Work: Why 5 to 9 is the new 9 to 5

Mums at Work: Why 5 to 9 is the new 9 to 5

Anyone else think that flexible working is a myth? When it came to looking for a part time job after number 2, it was a minefield of 9 to 3 jobs that don’t revolve around the kids. With spiraling childcare costs and raising debts, I […]

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Holidays

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Holidays

It may feel like the kids have just gone back to school, but with Easter just around the corner, be prepared for another two and half weeks of entertaining your little ones. Half terms don’t have to break the bank, though! From cheap days out […]

Holidaying with a Toddler and Baby – What Could Possibly go Wrong?

Holidaying with a Toddler and Baby – What Could Possibly go Wrong?

Trying to go on holiday while on maternity leave is a struggle financially, yes there are deals to be had but there are many other factors to consider when trying to go on holiday with a baby and toddler. It is hard enough when you […]

Parenting: 6 Things I Said I Would Never Do

Parenting: 6 Things I Said I Would Never Do

I once heard that you are the best parent you will ever be before you have a baby,  and since having two children of my own I really believe this. All those ideals that you imagine yourself doing as parent I certainly had. I imagined […]

The Dummy Debate – Which Side Are You On?

The Dummy Debate – Which Side Are You On?

The dummy debate is always a controversial one and it is one every parent has with themselves. It seems to be a bit of a marmite issue – you either love them or hate them! Most of this comes from previous experience but I think […]

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Money seems to be stretched more and more these days and the earlier we can get our children thinking about the value of money the easier they will find saving. There are two important parts to saving, having an idea of the value of money […]

9 Reasons to go Away for the Weekend Without Your Children!

9 Reasons to go Away for the Weekend Without Your Children!

This weekend I had the rare chance to go away for the night to a hotel with a few good girlfriends, leaving behind a toddler, a baby and a husband. Apart from the usual making sure all would be ok (enough bottles, milk, nappies, clean […]

Old McDonald had Some Sounds – Teaching Your Toddler Phonics

Old McDonald had Some Sounds – Teaching Your Toddler Phonics

Being a teacher by trade I seem constantly to have in the back of my mind trying to help develop my toddler’s reading, writing and maths skills. I am not for one second wanting to create the next child genius, but I do want to […]

Sleep is for the Weak! Coping with Sleep Deprivation with a Baby.

Sleep is for the Weak! Coping with Sleep Deprivation with a Baby.

It is well known that babies don’t sleep. All new parents know this, but we all seem to tell ourselves the same thing – my baby will be different. The awful thing is that there are just enough stories of these magical babies to make […]

Break the Silence Surrounding Miscarriages

Break the Silence Surrounding Miscarriages

Last week Coronation Street ran the heart breaking story of Steve and Michelle suffering a late miscarriage and losing their baby. It is a devastating experience that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. Unsurprisingly, with it coming into the fore emotions will be running high for […]