It was drummed into me as a teenager that I should never colour or cut my hair. 'People pay a fortune for your hair colour, you should never dye it' As I got older I began to appriciate my red hair and it is a huge part of my identity so I never really want … Continue reading Lalo Hair and Make Up
'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
**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
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
Today is World Mental Health Day and, although it feels there is a 'day' for just about everything now and Twitter is always trending with one or another, I think this is a really important one to talk about. We are all aware we are suppose to be taking care of our bodies. We take … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
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?
If you are at a loose end with the kids this summer and want something that will suit all ages, from babies to older teenagers (and you) try Thorpe Park. Thorpe Park is a large theme park set between Chertsey and Staines-Upon-Thames, at juction 11 on the M25. Despite being just a forty five minute … Continue reading Our Day Out at Thorpe Park
I think every mum can relate to the difficulties we face in getting out of the house and having some ' mum time ' I had my first ' child free' morning since having Arthur last week. Even though it was a brilliant morning it didn't come without its stresses! I woke up on … Continue reading My morning off
Forty years ago today something pretty special happened. My girl Lisa was born! We first met at work 15 years ago and it has been a friendship that I have been thankful for ever since. A career driven, strong, independent women who still manages to keep her femininity and maternal insticts at the forefront … Continue reading Lisa is 40!
Today is that day. The day after you have a baby that is sent to test your true strength. Today, Arthur is ten days old and this Is the day that is throwing everything at me, goading me, trying to break me. Well, its midday and I haven't reached for the gin. Instead I'm … Continue reading Day 10 – Sink or Swim