Win a Valentines Day cake with Baker Days

Baker Days Valentines Day cake

When Baker Days contacted me recently to ask if I’d like to review one of their cakes, it took me less than a second to come up with an answer. Of course it was yes. Who doesn’t like cake? I certainly can’t think of anyone in our house who would fall into that category. When […] Read more…

When Your Children Stop Needing You

when they need you

Sometimes you don’t notice them growing. Getting taller, getting heavier, saying more words. becoming steadier on their feet. Sometimes you don’t notice them becoming more independent, day by day, as they start to do more things on their own without you. Sometimes you don’t notice all of the small things that together mean they’re growing […] Read more…

What I’m Wearing: The Office and a Girly Lunch

What I'm wearing to the office and a girly lunch

I had so much fun with my ‘What I’m Wearing’ post last Friday that I thought I’d do another one this week. Perhaps it’s because it’s the end of the week and I’m not really feeling up to anything too serious, or perhaps it’s because I have an unhealthy obsession with buying pretty dresses – […] Read more…

Saying goodbye and watching them grow

saying goodbye to nursery

The presents are wrapped, the thank you card is written – and I still can’t believe┬áMilin finishes nursery this week. He has been going to a lovely nursery down the road for 18 months or so. He started there when he was seventeen months old – just a month before Jasmin was born. He took […] Read more…

No More Page 3 – The Sun’s topless women remain online

The Sun No More Page Three

Campaigners at No More Page 3 are celebrating today – it looks like The Sun hasn’t published a photo of a topless women on page 3 since Friday. It’s been a quiet move, and whether or not it will be reversed will presumably be dictated by sales, but it’s a move that’s been widely fought […] Read more…

Grandparents and childcare – why it works for us

Photo: Nina Matthews

My parents look after Jasmin three days a week. She’s 17 months old, she doesn’t go to nursery, she just spends the days with them while I work. After 1.30pm, when 3-year-old Milin finishes his morning nursery sessions, my parents pick him up, and look after him too. It’s a carefully balanced juggling act. I […] Read more…

Splashing in puddles with my hypermobile baby

hypermobile baby

For most one-year-olds, splashing about in muddy puddles is a constant source of fun. For Jasmin, it was something she hadn’t experienced until this weekend. She is nearly 18 months old. I feel like she’s missed out on months of welly walks. I remember putting Milin’s first pair of wellies on when he was 14 […] Read more…

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