Category: Tips

Top tips for surviving long car journeys with small kids

We have recently done quite a few long car journeys with our kids, and it can be really hard work; the whinging, the repeated requests for loo stops and snacks and the knowledge that you probably have to do it all again in reverse in a few days… Well it …

10 rules for selling mirrors on the internet (and people that broke them)

When selling second hand goods on the internet, there are some things that should always remembered. I kindly summarised some of the key guidelines for you here. However, apparently for people selling mirrors, further guidance is required. Having reflected (?!) on some of the worst mirrors for sale posts around, …

21 things I wish I’d known before my first elective c-section

As you might know, I had both of my babies via elective cesarean section. It’s startling, really, that antenatal classes (or at least the ones I attended) are so light on detail regarding cesarean sections (or c-sections) given that 1 in 4 babies are born this way. Despite leaving the …

Camping it up in style: Top tips for camping this summer

For some, the word camping can bring to mind a lovely, wholesome family holiday.  For others, the mere mention of a tent can make them shudder to their very core. I’m afraid that I fall into the latter category; a combination of childhood memories and too-much-alcohol-not-enough-planning teenage festival experiences have …

The malingerers: Dealing with toddler tears

This post is a helpful one (naturally) about all the ways I soothe away my children’s tears like the mum-ninja that I am. My children (like most small people) are constantly covered in bumps, scrapes and bruises, and it’s almost entirely their own doing. I do try very hard not …

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’ …

Ten top tips for selling stuff online

Being a parent is an expensive business, particularly if one of you has to give up working to stay at home and look after the kids. Raising a little bit of extra cash is therefore a very appealing prospect. It is no wonder that lots of people turn to eBay, …

Eight toilet training tips to get you out alive

Another potty training tips blog? You ask. Yup. I’m aware I’ve already shared my¬†potty training disasters¬†with you. Sorry about that, but as any blogger will know, I have to work with what I have. And what I currently have in abundance are stories about wee. It’s generally going quite well. …

Safety first: Outwitting your kamikaze baby or toddler

There are no two ways about it; babies are dumb. Before they can even move, as soon as they are able to grasp things, they enjoy putting themselves in mortal danger. They are not to be trusted for a second. Our primary role as parents is to stop them from …