How two young blokes larking around on the stage works

A couple of years ago I went to see Andy Day (The tall skinny one with curly hair from cbeebies) and his mate Mike James in ‘The big box of bananas’, which Curly Headed Boy loved. So when we were invited to review their new show ‘The Tick Tock Time Machine’ I jumped at the chance. The question was, could […]

Ten Top Cheap Games To Keep Young Kids Occupied Cheaply When You Are Tired

We love our kids, but it’s not always easy to have the amount of energy needed to keep them occupied, especially during holidays or when we are sick! So here are some tips on what to try when you are shattered, but you don’t want to turn on Cbeebies yet and you don’t want to spend a fortune on a […]

Should Mums put themselves first a Lot, a Little, or somewhere in between?

  How important is it for us Mums to maintain a self of our identity after having kids do you think? How much should we be doing purely for ourselves every day or every week? Lots, a Little, or somewhere in between? I had a ‘discussion’ with a mate about it (thank goodness she is a good mate and doesn’t […]

Is Having Two Kids Harder Than One?

  Things are so much easier now! AND SO MUCH HARDER!   Philosophically I get that life is just different, children change, our challenges change, things aren’t ‘harder’ or ‘easier’, they are just different. But I’m surprised how much more difficult it is. Billie Piper talked about it his week (warning, that’s a link to the Daily Fail).  I feel for […]

Don’t Cut The Easy Ones Mr Osborne, Cut The Right Ones

Today I’m not here! I’ve over at Britmums talking about Welfare cuts (if you haven’t read the story of Tamsyn Woods story of her fight for her husband, please do click over there) and how whilst we need to deal with this recession, we seem to be picking on the vulnerable and weak who can’t speak out at the moment. Come […]

Doctor’s Receptionists – Arghhh!

One thing sure to make me rant is bl**dy doctor’s receptionists and crazy rules about when you can or can’t book appointments. THIS IS WHY MOTHER’s DON’T BOTHER WITH SMEAR TESTS AND SORTING OUT THEIR HEALTH. ‘Please make sure to only discuss one problem at a time with the doctor’ they say.  But Oh no, you couldn’t possibly book two […]

What I really want is a cuppa and a chat!

  I loved going to Britmumslive where I learnt loads and went to the awards ceremony. The MAD Blog Awards was wonderful. We’ve even had a couple of blogging get togethers here in St Albans and the #BlogItForBabies event.   But there is something missing …. The chance to chat properly with people I’ve met on twitter/blogging, without loads of […]