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October 2016

Can You Help Change?

As an A-Level Student (longer ago, than I care to mention) I read a book in German. Given I now barely remember a word of German, I still can’t quite believe I managed it but I did. It’s a book that even all these years later stays with me. It was called “Damals war es…

Even Mums Need Me Time. Yes You! You Deserve It!

If there’s one thing I’m not very good at, it’s ‘me time’. In fact if I’m honest, I’m pretty terrible at it. I think it comes from the combination of mummy guilt and teacher guilt, and well the two are a pretty powerful combination. Whether it’s a pile of paperwork, housework or extra time with…

The Baby Proofing Begins!

Number Two is on the move, and I don’t mean a halting shuffling kind of move, I mean a full scale if I want it I’m going to get it, on the move! It’s a moment that if I’m perfectly honest the Other Half has been eagerly awaiting and I have been secretly dreading. Number…

Can Women Really Have It All?

Sometimes I feel like life is a set of scales. Whether it’s getting the right work life balance, balancing out the right amount of time spent playing with the children as opposed to cleaning the house, or prioritising which of my two munchkins needs me the most, it often feels like an act of precision…

Get Fruity Snack Bars

Like all mums, I’m concerned about feeding my children a healthy diet. And although I find that easy at mealtimes, it can often be difficult to find tasty and nutritious snacks that I think Number One will enjoy, especially if we are out and about. Luckily even when she went through her rather long fussy…

Do You Try To Cram Too Much In?

This school holidays I have a mission, though if I’m honest it remains to be seen if I’ll succeed. The mission is to try to have down time; something that if I’m honest I’m pretty rubbish at. I have a tendency, whether it’s weekends, holidays or after school to cram as much into our lives…