boy explores plants with magnifying glass

Chapter 5: Regression – It’s Okay Mummy

Woh - what a week! You know that feeling after you've had a long day in heels and you finally arrive home, sit down and can kick them off... wait for it... aah! That's how I feel about this week. Daddy has been away, so I've had to hold onto the parenting reins solo, which would be okay if my children hadn't seemingly turned into untamed, wild horses overnight. Okay - I say children - I'll be honest, I really am referring to just one child in particular...

Village Hotel Room Watford

Chapter 4 – Why Self-Care Matters

Yesterday, I checked into the 'Village' hotel for a night away - a mama retreat if you will. 'The Village' - I think it's an apt name for a place to escape to whenever mum needs some respite. As I settled myself in, drinking a sneaky G & T in the sunshine, munching through a bag of Liquorice Allsorts...

Birds-eye-view of baby sleeping in a swinging crib surrounded by teddies

Chapter 2 – Can Dreams Become Reality?

Earlier this week, an old friend of mine from school contacted me to say that I'd featured in her dream. She now lives in the States and has a young family of her own, so we don't get to chat too often, but it is always delightful when we do. In her dream, she said that...

2 year old boy looking at runway at airport

12 Hints to Stress Free Plane Travel with Young Children

Ta-dah! Just like that, my birthday trip to Berlin has been and gone. Hugh is now three months, so it was his first trip abroad and our first time away as a family of four. To say it was possibly one of the most anxiety ridden birthday gifts I've ever received is an understatement. We've travelled with one child on numerous occasions, but with two, would it be a whole different ball-game? Here are my top tips to help you plan for a successful summer retreat with young children...

Mother and Baby Eye Contact

5 Reasons Why Mums Rock at Motherhood

Happy Mothers' Day! Yes mums, you totally rock. I read a lot of mummy related blogs and if you hunt amongst the stunning insta-images of smiling children, without drool dripping down their chin or yesterday's chilli-con-carne staining their boutique labelled t-shirts, you'll find many mums who are all slightly... well... frazzled. And it's got me thinking... if we're all slightly frazzled, but manage to maintain our children's innocence to this fact, then surely we are all doing a phenomenal job...