When the dream is better than reality

Earlier this year I was offered an excellent work-from-home opportunity by a London company.  It involved managing social media and their blog.  I was able to work from home in my ‘free’ time, earning some extra money and learning some new skills.  Perfect, right? After a few months of working, I found myself becoming frustrated, to say the least.  I was managing four Facebook pages, … Continue reading When the dream is better than reality

How to survive your period

Today I’m talking about menstruation.  Periods.  The Crimson tide.  Whatever you want to call it. Most of us women have them, some of us are lucky to sail through each month with minimal drama, whereas others have some serious cramping issues, heavy haemorrhaging and generally feel terrible. Thankfully, there are some excellent methods we can adopt to make life a little bit more organised and … Continue reading How to survive your period

Losing my shit and my quest for minimalism

I lost my shit with my kids this morning. This isn’t that rare.  I lose my shit several times a week, usually after my sons make one too many attempts at goading me. This morning, I was busily trying to get everything and everyone ready to get Finley out of the door for preschool.  We’re late each and every time.  Our lateness for preschool is … Continue reading Losing my shit and my quest for minimalism

Learning to look after yourself as a parent

Parenting is hard.  I haven’t had the full experience of parenting children into adulthood yet, so I am only commenting on parenting very young children at the moment.  I’ve no doubt it gets no easier. People always say, ‘look after yourself’.  You take it with a pinch of salt and think, ‘yeh, yeh, as if I’m not gonna look after myself!’ But it is so … Continue reading Learning to look after yourself as a parent

Five Reasons Why Kids Love the Rain

Have you ever noticed how fascinated children are with water?  As soon mine began using open cups to drink from, they would play with the water (as well as drinking it).  Taking a sip, letting it trickle down their chins, spitting or spilling it onto surfaces to see how it flowed and how it felt. As soon as kids get in the bath or shower, … Continue reading Five Reasons Why Kids Love the Rain

Road-Users to Steer Clear Of

Back in my younger, reckless days, I would spend a lot of time driving chaotically in my Citroen Saxo VTR.  One of my tactics was driving horribly close to the car in front if I felt that it was moving too slowly.  Note, this an idiotic way to drive for two reasons: You’re never going to persuade the driver in front to go quicker by … Continue reading Road-Users to Steer Clear Of

Help! Disaster! The Clocks Went Back!

Did everyone have a good weekend?  Clocks went back and all that – so we all got an extra hour added to our time.  Yippee! …No? Everyone spends their time complaining about not having enough time in their lives.  For the most part, it’s true.  We’re time poor, and since having kids, I’ve really noticed that the time seems to fly. So with the clocks … Continue reading Help! Disaster! The Clocks Went Back!