Being a parent is a tough old job. There is no instruction manual that comes with that precious bundle that is thrust in your arms; you are just expected to know what to do. Once you have one stage sorted out, the next stage starts. It’s relentless, tough and the most rewarding thing you will ever do. I have a lot of Mum friends with children of lots of different ages and the one thing I have noticed that they all do, me included is give themselves a hard time. We never feel like we are doing quite enough. It’s… View Post

*Trigger Warning* As I have hinted at recently, a couple of weeks ago I left my job as a School Librarian to be at home with my kids. The one thing I will say before I get into the nitty gritty of this is that I know I am very lucky to be in the position where I could do this and also that this blogging hobby has gradually grown into something more than that. However, I never really pictured myself as a Mum who stayed at home all the time (I was working 3 days a week); not for… View Post

With the change of being at home more has come a change in my cleaning routine. I am always on the look out for products to make my life easier and that do the job well. Seventh Generation asked me to review their products and I jumped at the chance. What makes Seventh Generation special is that their products have no nasties in them. This is an area I have never explored with cleaning products before so I was really interested to see if they matched up to my usual chemical filled products. I have to say using chemical free… View Post

Half term is done and back to the school run we go in the morning. To most people school holidays are something to look forward to; no school runs, lazy mornings in and some quality time with the kids. I look forward to all of those things too but sometimes the anxiety demon gets in the way. With the massive life changes that have come with quitting my job and choosing to stay at home more (more about this soon) came a new attitude too. I wanted to grab the bull by the horns and face things head on. So… View Post

Nearly 8 weeks have passed since my little man started school. It really is quite amazing what it does to them; he has become so much more independent and resilient and learnt so much in such a short space of time. I think your child starting school is as much a learning curve for you as it is for them and there have certainly been a few steep ones for me recently. Here are 5 things I have learnt since I became a parent to a school kid! PE spares are needed – If you have watched my Insta stories… View Post