What’s in a name? Nicknames and variants

I’ve been asked before why I even bothered giving my children names because I only ever refer to them by their nicknames.   It’s funny how when you’re pregnant, you think of these beautiful names …

What makes a brilliant Jude holiday?

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about booking a holiday. We intend to go abroad in the summer before Jude breaks up as I don’t think he’d be happy with the plans. I feel content …

Stress Prevention and Treatment

Apparently, I’m suffering from stress. *All gasp in shock* I know, right? Didn’t bat an eyelid.   I spoke to a doctor and have subsequently looked up the Mind web page on stress as well …

Slow cooker recipes

I’ve been laughed at by my family over this but I wanted to share my excitement with you about my new favourite gizmo. I bought a slow cooker! Do you have one? I’m not into …

Mess!

Hello all, how was your weekend?   As you know, I write blog posts for Family Fund and this latest addition was about mess! Ha! I thought, my specialist subject…as Emmeline demonstrates so beautifully in …

Inspiring Excitement In The Outdoors

*This is a collaborative post   The job of a modern parent can often be a very tricky and troubling one, especially with all of the modern tech in the world. Kids are often more …

Jude’s sense of direction

I’ve always mentioned how I dislike the whole Rain Man, “what’s Jude’s amazing skill?” kind of attitude because frankly, it’s ridiculous.     He’s a human being and not a magician. BUT when it comes …

When did I know?

  I must get asked this question on an almost weekly basis. When did I realise there  was something slightly different with Jude? I know some people don’t like this sort of discussion and I …