My dad died when I was twenty-five. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you’re an adult. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you have your own life and you don’t need your dad any more. Twenty-five is too soon. We knew it was coming; he’d had cancer for a while, but nothing really prepares you. I don’t… Read More For My Father (Who is no Longer With Us)
Allergies can really throw a spanner in the works when it comes to kids. Food allergies can really restrict their diet and can become very problematic at meal times. Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, can turn playtime into a bit of a nightmare! It’s true that you will need to take some precautions if… Read More The Smart Mum’s Guide To Looking After Kids With Allergies
I was originally going to call this post “Online Bingo: My Secret Shame”, but that would have been silly. Bingo is awesome and everyone knows it! I feel like I’m a bit of a stereotypical 30-year-old mum, sitting around in my leggings and playing online bingo, but my love for the, er… sport(?) started about… Read More I love online bingo!
For all the wonders that summer has to offer, there’s no doubt that it brings one big problem with it: insistent heat. What’s the difference between good heat – the kind that makes you bask in it, sitting out into the late hours of the evening as you feel the warmth on your face –… Read More Cool Summer Nights
The sun is shining, the kids want to be outside and at the front of your mind is children’s playground safety. The more fun the playground looks, the more there is to consider. For example, those playgrounds with the high slides and the bright monkey bars look like heaven for the big kids, but it’s… Read More Children’s Playground Safety
So you’re about to have your first beautiful bundle of joy — Congratulations! And welcome to a few years of non-stop nursery rhymes, baby feeding every 3 hours, and figuring out what each little coo and cry means. Despite the fact that these are going to be some challenging times, you’re going to love every… Read More Car Buying Tips for New Families
Primark’s new make-up range has caused a bit of a buzz in the world of beauty addicts. I’m in loads of make-up lovers groups on Facebook and I see posts vouching for its quality almost daily. A recurring theme I have noticed is that people are comparing the Primark foundation to Estée Lauder Double Wear*,… Read More Primark Foundation: An Honest Review
Welcome to Views, Reviews & How-Tos, the linky where anything goes! Add two posts about absolutely anything and discover new blogs along the way. Views, Reviews & How-Tos Linky 16 featured posts This week’s featured post comes from Not a Perfect Parent; who wrote all about her experience at messy play and inspired me to… Read More Views, Reviews & How-Tos Linky 16
This morning we awoke to news that can’t have made anyone happy; whichever way they voted. A hung parliament means another government situation that nobody actually asked for. Political beliefs aside, the turnout yesterday was pretty awesome. Normally my generation is known for its apathy; low turnouts are expected and accepted. Yesterday the tides turned… Read More What Does Voting Mean to You?
Unless you are very lucky – or very new to the job market – there’s a good chance that you will have had one or two clashes with your bosses at some point in time. In the vast majority of cases, it’s entirely healthy – and maybe even good for passionate people to let off… Read More The Ugly Signs Showing Your Boss Doesn’t Care About You