The beauty of little imaginations

One of the things I love most about being a mummy to lots of little people are those times when their little imaginations run away from them and they go off into character, all playing nicely together, because everyone has a part to play in the adventure. Now these are the times I think I really should […]

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Bed hopping

Being a parent brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bed hopping’. At university this had other connotations. Every morning you could spot the bed hoppers as they did their ‘walk of shame’ back to their own rooms. However, times change and as a parent if you spend the entire night in your own […]

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Dear Santa…you failed me

Dear Santa,I know we can’t always get what we want BUT I only asked for one thing this Christmas and you didn’t deliver…All  I asked for was five extra hours in the day, I am not sure why you haven’t delivered this and you certainly didn’t leave any note of explanation….bad Santa!As you have failed […]

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The Unwritten Mummy Commandments

So these are not written down as such but we all know and understand them…don’t we? I can’t decide… Thou shalt get thy child to share If you get a really polite pair of mums, you can end up with toddlers passing a toy between them potentially indefinitely. It’s a crucial element of the rules […]

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The bag of tricks

In the years since having children, the change bag, and now what I refer to as my ‘bag of tricks’ has been both my saviour in times of need and my archenemy – on a daily basis! I am convinced I have begun to shrink under the sheer weight of the thing. As I leave […]

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