‘Boys don’t cry’

‘It’s ok for girls to cry…but boys don’t cry’. A supposedly innocuous comment made to Poppy recently by a well-meaning (male) adult trying to make…

Norfolk mini break

Its so rare but so precious to spend any time with just Poppy these days, especially with the thought school term looming 😥 Children are…

Mother’s day gifts from £15

Out of all the ‘commercial’ days in the busy calendar I feel that on Mother’s day you really should make an effort. That effort really…

What magic memories are made of – Festive perfection at Belton …

With the mercury plummeting and coming straight from swimming lessons I had the worst outcome in mind. Two over tired and hungry children usually spells…

Top 5 most useful things to buy/do when expecting a …

“Arrrrr, haven’t we created perfection with little (insert child’s name here)?! Wouldn’t it be great to have another one?” It’s weird how nature lulls you…

17 months and still not walking – should I be worried?

“Still not walking??” is the question I get weekly accompanied by the inevitable vague reassuring statement of  “He’s just a lazy boy” “It’s just because…

Back to school lifestyle? Nailed it

*This is a contributed post* It’s already September, and in some parts of the country, kids have already started school – in fact, in Scotland,…