How to survive church as a new mum!

A lot changed entering parenthood. I experienced a surprising feeling of loss for things I had taken for granted. Even with a new baby, accepting the world went on without me was tricky. This independent woman was changed for ever. Mostly this brought joy - I was ready for motherhood - but I wasn't ready for all … Continue reading How to survive church as a new mum!

‘Keeping Kids Safe’ Pt 1

AT SOME POINT, let's be honest, our small people will get lost in a big shops, wander off on beaches - even the thing they wander off to sometimes wanders off too - they forget to take keys & get wrong buses home.     THIS POST is checking if we & our kids are prepared … Continue reading ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ Pt 1

I Survived The School Holidays!

There's something quite special about getting to the school holidays (if the dates work) & being home with the kids. I treasure how, by the end of the week, the kids seem more like mine again - sounding less like the pressures of the classroom and less like the person they have to be to … Continue reading I Survived The School Holidays!

A Bit of Thrifty Party Planning 

Following on from my last post I thought I'd share a more practical blog and some tips on how to party without pressure..... Making memories and keeping traditions are super important to us, and it doesn't need to cost a lot to create an unforgettable birthday or celebrate and make an occasion special. We have … Continue reading A Bit of Thrifty Party Planning 

We Say That Too

We all have them, we all use them consciously or unconsciously :  Family phrases Here's my top 12... 1) "Everyday is not a favourite day" Picture this it's meal time, it's been a busy day (aren't they all) the kids even before they enter the kitchen PAUSE they ask the dreaded Question "What's for tea" … Continue reading We Say That Too