For the majority of my teen years I was lucky enough to live on the Costa del Sol. Even more fortunate is that my parents have kept our house here in Spain so we can use it for holidays (you can too – they rent it out most of the year so have a nosey… Read More Home away from home…
Is it a case of trial and error or does my toddler really understand where lip balm goes? My beauty routine isn’t exactly a full time job. It doesn’t include painting my eyebrows on as it once did and l I don’t even get them waxed and tinted nowadays…! To be honest it usually encompasses… Read More Toddlers are large sponges
It wasn’t really a particular line in Carol Ann Duffy’s poem that made me falter. Instead, it was the poem as a whole that left a funny, prickly feeling in the back of my throat as I read it aloud to my Year 10s. During the lesson I shared the following pictures and reflected, alongside… Read More Before You Were Mine
… when you’re on a playdate. When I feel like I’m getting a bit out of my depth in the land of toddlerhood I usually turn to a book or vaguely scholarly article. Because I don’t trust the mass hysteria of a forum. It often makes me want to cry/guilt me into changing my mothering… Read More What to Expect…
Generally I try to avoid using my phone when it’s just Tot and I, the odd photo for sure but nothing else unless it’s an urgent phone call. (“She’s thrown her food everywhere, I’m knackered, you said you’d be home by now… where are you?!?”) But then I find myself scrolling through the hundreds of… Read More Finding Balance
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to write and sometimes it’s just that a computer screen is staring back at you, with endless reading possibilities and you just feel like you’re adding noise rather than substance. Yet my notebook is full of scribbles, lists and notes. Perhaps it’s harder to commit to a blog when… Read More ‘Writer’s Block’ or ‘Sleep Deprivation’?
I’m going to start with a spoiler… We’ve decided we don’t want to go away at half term anymore. It’s not just because of this trip, I think we’ve just realised that having life and a toddler is quite hard and tiring. So, although we had a lovely time I think we probably could have… Read More Paris with a toddler