I’m not sure why I’m exposing myself again so broadly following my personal weekly chip (and salad) admission. But here goes…Clumsiness.   I’m clumsy. As in, stupid clumsy. I’ll give you some examples:   Once, I was standing by the driver side of my car chatting over the roof to a friend who was getting […]

  In a bid to continue my attempt at reaching a professional level of domesticated organisation, I agreed to contribute to the lovely Lyndsey’s Meal Plan Monday series.   I should have taken a picture to show you but I managed to get my kitchen to the point where I had no viable meal food […]

    Hi everyone, I am Elsa and I am 8 years old. Mummy has asked me to write on her blog today about things that are important to me.     I am really glad I moved to a new school last year because I am way happier than I was at my old school. I like […]

Pearls of Wisdom

    Sporadically, across my blogging life, I have offered up anecdotes of situations I have found myself in where complete strangers have given me advice or suggestions as to how I should parent my children, in particular Jude. Do you remember the elderly lady in Waitrose who strolled up to me when Jude (then 5) was mid-tantrum […]

    I’m not sure if I’ve become more sensitive in my old age but I’ve definitely become more in tune to things we say to children through observing the way people treat their little ones when I’m out and about. I don’t always mean negatively, sometimes I see a parent fully engrossed in what their young […]

    Occasionally, I write a post for Family Fund based on a topic they give me as a focus. Family Fund “is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.” We applied for a Grant a while ago (See I win, I win!) to buy a […]

I don’t want you all to think I’m a completely miserable whinge bag who does nothing but complain about life so here are a few pictures of Jude this morning before school. Weirdly for this time of day, he was in a lovely mood. He played peekaboo with Emmeline, returned his bowl to the kitchen when he’d finished breakfast […]