October is here. The dark mornings, dark evenings, pumpkin spice and all things spooky. It is also Black History Month – a time to celebrate the history and contribution of black people. You’d probably assume I’d think this a great thing, but over the years and especially since becoming a parent, I’m actually starting to … More Do we still need Black History Month?
So we’ve entered a new phase at Mumsomnia Towers. Year 5. The point when you realise the primary school days are nearing their end *sob*. We’ve visited a few high school open days (as I tried to hold back tears/panic) and now this box has found a place on our table. This box represents Boy1 … More A new school of thought…
Afros. Big ones, small ones, tight curled, loose curled. I love them. And so does my son, which is why at seven years old he decided to ditch the number one cut in the barber’s chair and grow his fro. He was happy and proud of how much it had grown, but two years in it’s … More Six Things My Afro Child Is Sick Of
You may or may not be aware that last Friday was the inaugural World Afro Day, a day of celebration and education about yes, Afro hair. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that Boy1 has been growing his fro for nearly two years now. Whilst he’s trimmed it down and … More Let’s talk about ‘fros
Well if you’re a fan of daytime TV you might have spotted my mug on The Chase quiz show today. I won’t share the result in case you want to watch on catch up, but either way it was a brill day. I’d always wanted to do a quiz show and when my son asked … More Chasing dreams…
I'm very excited to share a little delivery that arrived today…. My new date jar courtesy of a fab mum-run business, A Year of Dates. The concept is simple, but impressive. A jar of 52 envelopes (yes an idea for EVERY weekend), each with a little date idea inside. The envelopes are colour coded so … More A Year of Dates
Boy 1 has just entered his last year of single digits. I never really saw it as a ‘thing’ when I was younger, but it really has struck me just what a milestone turning 10 is and how much I have learned from my first few years of being a mother. Not just the cliched … More 9 lessons from 9 years of parenting
Two weeks ago today, I was stood at Manchester airport departures waiting to board a flight for a weekend in Barcelona with friends. Yep, you read that correctly. I was going away with FRIENDS. No husband, no kids, just me, in the Spanish sun. Seriously, yay me!! But I didn’t make it. I ended up … More The week I stopped parenting…
I’ve noticed a few Groupon offers for a place called Total Ninja in Trafford Park. Given Boy1s obessesion with obstacle courses etc, I checked out the website. OMG a genuine Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. In Manchester (screams). Then through a random Facebook group I discovered they have launched weekday toddler sessions, so just had … More Review: Total Ninja (toddler session)
It’s been nearly a month since my last post. I struggled to write that, then the heartbreaking events of the London Bridge attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and last night’s mosque attack, topped off with a general election have left me lost for words. Nothing seems important or worthy of a post. Why would someone spend … More Back to reality….