“Are you going to have any more?” This is the question that is often hurled at me by random members of the public, who clearly can’t see the look on my face, as I try to navigate the supermarket with the double pushchair and my eldest steering the trolley. It would appear that going outside, … Continue reading Call the Midwife! Tell her I miss her.
So, we’re a week into the summer holidays. How are you doing? Tearing your hair out or enjoying every minute? If, like me, you have been with your children night and day trying to keep them entertained whilst simultaneously trying to clean the house, do the laundry, work from home and do the food shopping online, you will be … Continue reading 10 activities to entertain the kids this summer
The last time we had a whole night of wine and food and a child free sleepover was over 10 years ago, before the arrival of no less than 5 children. So when we were offered the chance to stay in a newly refurbished holiday let near Canterbury there was not a lot of thought … Continue reading Honey Lodge Review
This could be one of the most painful blog posts I’ve ever written… You see the thing is, my husband is actually a really good parent and in many ways he’s better at it than me. (Obviously that’s because I do all of the worrying and the stressing for him), but the truth is he … Continue reading 5 parenting things my husband does better than me
“Mum, what’s for dinner?” “Mum, have you got any snacks?” “I’m hungry, Mum.” “Mum, what can I eat? I’m STARRRVING.” Oh dear me, I think I have given birth to a swarm of locusts! Though this situation is actually not that funny, because although I would never let my children go hungry, I am hungry. … Continue reading Hello from the breadline
“Woooo! Its half term!” I cried, as I crawled towards the end of Friday afternoon and closer to wine ‘o’ clock. We’ve made it half way through our second term, one more bit to go and I can just be ‘mum’ for 6 weeks of summer holidays. For those of you who don’t … Continue reading There’s no place like home school
I like to believe that I am a relatively strong woman, someone who knows her own mind and who is ultimately in control of her own destiny – or at least in control of what I have for breakfast. But, as I lay on the sofa (again). Shivering at 3am (again). With a screaming toddler … Continue reading Like a puppet on a string
As we all know, being a parent is an all-consuming, life changing job. It gives us purpose, a reason for being… and headaches. Your life as you knew it is turned upside down and suddenly you are a different person who is wondering what on earth happened. Something else occurs when you become a parent too, … Continue reading Don’t judge me – Tales of the unexpected
Back in December we went on a little adventure to London to meet up with two brilliant bloggers, Absolutely Prabulous and Just Saying Mum. After A LOT of chatting we all focussed and managed to do an interview together and here it is! http://www.absolutelyprabulous.com/bloggers-cafe-s1-ep4-running-a-dual-blog-sarah-and-louise/ We are really proud to be a part of this! Sarah … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action! Our interview with Absolutely Prabulous and Just Saying Mum.
People don’t believe me when I tell them that I suffer with severe anxiety, apparently I don’t seem the ‘type’. But suffer is probably the best term for it. As I write this, it feels like there is a tight band around my head, the more I think about it the tighter it becomes. My … Continue reading Maybe I’m Crazy – Dealing with anxiety, life and motherhood