Our first visit to Drusillas zoo was in 2017. It was quickly decided that it is, hands down, our favourite family day out. You can imagine, as a large family with children ranging from under two to twelve years old, finding somewhere that offers something for everyone is hard and this is exactly why we … Continue reading Drusillas Zoo and the Rainforest Carousel
'Psychologists have suggested that mothers should take holidays with friends, not family - and this includes leaving the children behind. Experts are urging tired mothers to go on "mum-cations", holidays without their offspring, to take a proper break.' With this in mind, me and three of my closest girlfriends booked a 'mumcation' to Vilamoura for … Continue reading My Mumcation
I really didn't expect to have to deal with my children being influenced from an outside source as young as eleven years old. We haven't even started high school. Yet, here I am, trying to tackle my son, who, up until five moths ago was a polite, calm, laid back kid who's biggest problem was … Continue reading Life with an eleven year old 'gamer'
**WARNING - I have wrote this post with a ten month old on my lap and my two year old bouncing on my legs playing horsey so please excuse any typos, bad grammar or spelling mistakes!****** I have only just started enjoying our lunch dates with the kids again. As soon as George turned fifteen … Continue reading Supporting other parents
Its been a while since I wrote a totally self centred blog post with no point to it at all. A post that is completly unhelpful, except to let me use it as a diary...so that when I look back one day will be able to remember that week in November 2017. Lets start with … Continue reading My Last Week of November
Rosie and I took the kids (all eight of them!) to Leeds Castle in Kent during half term. It was our first proper visit (we went along one, cold evening four years ago to watch Frozen on the castle lawn). I absolutely love a mooch around a Castle or historical house and I love taking … Continue reading Leeds Castle
Baby led weaning.....lets talk about this for a moment. This is a new concept for me. All my children were fed straight from a bowl, to their mouths, on a spoon (or sometimes direct from a pouch) by me. When Charlie was younger he choked on everything. Sometimes he brought it up himself, sometimes he … Continue reading Baby Led Weaning
Barack Obama tweeted recently 'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion......' I am starting to wonder if, as well as pure ignorance, has political correctness contributed to Racism. Obama is right, so at what age do you start noticing and worrying … Continue reading Do kids see race?