Tag: lists

17 reasons the summer sucks when you have small kids

The summer holidays are great fun when you’re a kid. Less so when you’re a parent. The summer is meant to be the best part of the year – flip flops, sunglasses, cocktails, sun loungers and no cares at all – but the truth is that when you’re a parent …

A mums’ weekend away: The inevitable truths

Last weekend, I went north to the wonderful city of Manchester to attend BlogOn. If you’re a blogger, you’ll know what I’m on about. If you aren’t, it’s a blogging conference. I first met Laura of BlogOn-founding fame during my trip to Paris in November, and she sold it to me …

My A-Z of parenting small children

The big one is learning her aybeeseedees at preschool. We practice them a lot with an array of irritating books, repetitive toys and of course, that song. I’m not convinced she is getting much better, but I’m sure she’ll get there. She’s only three; I’m sure she could be reading …

I’m too old for that sh!t: Ten things I am just too damn old for

So if you’re on the internet, you may have seen that Nordstrom is currently selling some very confusing jeans, with see-through, plastic knees. You can buy them here.  Or not, because they’re bloody ridiculous. Why not team them with the lovely shoes pictured above, complete with hole in the heels? These …

Duck tales and mum fails

Feeding the ducks is a brilliant, free activity* that all toddlers love. One of the small one’s first words, and still a firm favourite is QUACK. He’s a big fan of the ducks. I’m also a fan, because it gets them outside in the fresh air (it’s not quite ‘educational’ …

The toddler of the future: Ten design flaws to smooth out

I love my toddlers, they’re remarkable. Watching them develop, learn and grow is one of the most fun parts of being a parent; on my list it’s my second favourite after bedtime. One day they’re a teeny tiny helpless baby, the next they are running away from you in the …

My top ten family travel must-haves

Heading off to sunnier climes with the kids in tow? Having only done it a few times I’m no expert, but hopefully this list will provide you with some help and/or light relief as you sob into your 24kg-when-it-should-be-23kg luggage. Here, in all its glory, is my list of essentials …

The husband who stole my birthday – With Jord Wood Watches

I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I have the same birthday. Bloody cheek of it. There are some ways in which it’s really convenient to share a birthday; he’s never forgotten. In a life before children, we used to be able to do something fun together like go away …

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