Ok, so I’m more than a week k to 2018, but thought I’d wish everyone a happy new year! No new resolutions for me, I’ve come to the conclusion at this age that if I need to wait til January to fix something in my life, it probs my isn’t that important to me. Change … More Happy new year!
This week, I saw a tweet from someone questioning their partner’s plans for Christmas morning, with an air of shock, confusion and let’s be honest, disgust. This got me thinking, how many people really discuss their Christmas traditions with a partner? I mean actually discuss, rather than reminisce and how do you then decide which … More Christmas traditionology. What do you do?
So, December is well and truly here. My social feeds are full of images of people’s perfectly pruned trees and Santa visits, and my social life resembles that of pre-kids me (but my bank balance certainly doesn’t! 😩). This brings a whole new dimension to my ongoing need to juggle through life as a parent, … More The Christmas juggle – bad mum style
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’ll be totally honest. This weekend was by no means perfect. I actually started writing this post a few weeks ago, but all the madness and sadness in the world made it feel a little inappropriate. But it feels like now is a good time to share… Slight exaggeration but as this weekend comes to … More Formula for a perfect (family) weekend….
I walk into the kitchen to find Boy2 with the fridge door wide open, trying to open a pot of houmous! My mum, who helps out with looking after him a couple of days a week, told me that he stole the smoked salmon off her plate at breakfast time! I have some how managed … More #MiddleClassRebel
My thoughts on how to reduce maternity discrimination. … More Why are women still getting ‘pregnant then screwed’?
I finished work today and won’t return for 17 days (yay!) as we are heading off on our road trip to France tomorrow. I should be excited, relaxed, but I’m not. Why? Because holiday prep with kids is so different. The boys are sorted, I started early…. New ‘holiday clothes’ bought – I still don’t … More Holiday prep, or lack of
This past couple of weeks I’ve been reminded of how hard it is to keep on top of all the elements of ‘life’ when work so easily takes over. When a work load piles up and there’s genuinely nobody to delegate to, you have to face it head on. This can mean continuing my work … More Work work work….