Ok guys I am putting myself out there today. My 14 year old daughter has gone and played out in real life that American movie cliché. Only we are not in America and more importantly this isn’t a movie! While we were away on holiday she organised and put on a party for her and … Continue reading Parenting Teenagers – My teen threw a party while we were away.
It had been booked in since Christmas and we were all super excited to head to the south of France with my sister and her partner to stay with his parents. But something wasn’t quite right. Something was niggling. A weird mix of apprehension and nerves. This was no ordinary, relaxing break. No this was … Continue reading The Holiday…
Guest blogger Merin talks about how they are preparing for their new baby as first time parents. She shares her story and top tips for any soon to be parents out there! Thanks Erin! X
When the blue line appeared, I knew that a whole new life was about to start, not only the one growing inside me, but also the new life that I would have, due to this new, fabulous, much prayed for addition. I have worked for some big brands in my career, I have been lucky … Continue reading Boss Mummy – Bossing Maternity Leave Budgeting
I am a few weeks in now, full time, one day at home, 4 days in the office. Work very quickly ramped up once people knew I was back and I feel like I am right on that NHS bucking bronco like I never got off. I have a reasonable idea of what I am … Continue reading Back to work – it’s all got a bit too much.
Even after 20 years of being a working mum, I still have regular guilt trips about work and kids depending on the day and time! I have two boys – Josh is 20 and safely out of guilt’s way at university but that leaves Jasper, my 15 year old, who, despite being the tallest in … Continue reading Still the Guilt Goes On – But Working at Home is a Saviour
Being International Women's Day we wanted to share something with you to represent why it's so important that women support one another. Robert G. Ingersoll once said "You will rise by lifting others" and when parenting I think this is so very important. The support network provided by old friends, new friends, family and colleagues has … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Ok. I will hold my hands up now and be honest. I was a snob when it came to childcare. There, I said it, it’s out there, please don’t judge me. For many years I had Au Pairs to help with the kids. This is not linked to my previously mentioned snobbery but because … Continue reading Dani-locks and the three childcare options.
Fair(thorne)ing Well... By Ali I have to be honest unlike Beth it didn't even cross my mind to look into anything other than nursery for Eadie's childcare. I think this was a mixture of idleness and inexperience. At this point I had very few friends with children and this is what the few I did … Continue reading Nursery Rhymes
There was never any question about whether we would or wouldn’t need to choose a childcare provider – I would be going back to work full-time and that was that. I started looking at our local nurseries quite soon after Oliver was born because I was very conscious that out of our group of mums, … Continue reading The dilemma that is childcare.