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The extra hour when you should be asleep…


…but instead you are sat up, achieving not actually a lot but just enjoying the fact that the last hour of the day is the only time when there aren’t other demands on you

Actually that’s not technically true – I’m sat here tying raffia ribbons (actually is it a ribbon or just twine […]

Time to treat parents as adults when we talk about bed sharing?


I read an article this morning where yet another mother admitted that she had been able to speak frankly to her health visitor and GP about the realities of her and specifically that she was bed sharing with her baby. It turns out that half of parents who bed share have lied to their […]

More excuses


Sorry sorry sorry – I know I was supposed to be writing more but life managed to get in the way again

Long story short (and there is quite a long story but more on that another time) just before Christmas I stumbled over the opportunity to switch to a slightly different job for […]

Time off for good behaviour?



We’re back from a long weekend away – a few days off from the daily grind and some time together as a family

We’ve watched plenty of rugby, spent time on stomps around the headland and lots and lots of time on the motorway there and back

The sun shone, the views were […]

Snippets to start the week


My brain is fried so rather than a proper post here are a bunch of things that are flying around my brain

So it turns out that whilst I can just about squeeze in some blogging during the week it is impossible to find time at the weekend – going to visit family, forgetting […]

Running and crochet saved my sanity


As an aside before I kick off, is there any way to take a picture of your feet where they don’t look like something that belongs to a hobbit and where you legs don’t look strangely larger than they actually are?


If you’ve followed the saga going on around here over the […]

How to combat the myth of having it all?


Another day, another attempt to try and find some way to balance it all

Talking to one of my friends it seems that we are all running frantically to try and keep up with ourselves.  She asked how on earth is she supposed to have it all?

How was she supposed to work, manage […]

Reclaiming the right to be proud


This time last year I decided to take back some control of my life and to try and drag myself out of the rut (in reality it was more of a chasm) that I had fallen in.  The trigger was my best friend turning to me and offering to pay for some coaching because […]

Happy 2nd birthday Littlest


I really can’t believe that 2 years have already gone by – it feels as if they’ve passed in a flash

He gave us the best Christmas present EVER by taking his first steps – it may not look like most toddler walking but to me it is the most beautiful thing.  He has […]

Do the ‘Mummy wars’ really exist?


It seems as if every month you can read articles splattered over the press identifying one group or another of parents that are at loggerheads

Ignoring the fact that the ONLY split in parenting is between those who got a good night’s sleep last night and those who didn’t (for whatever reason and for […]

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