How to go on holidays with more than two children and not pay a fortune

No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays. A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels.  We met a lovely family with 3 children.  They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against the rules, so they had […]

Weight Loss Hang Out No1! Problems, Goals and Plans

Phew, that was a little scary! Due to some technical problems and diary issues we just had Liska one very brave Mum (and her gorgeous 2yo son!) on the hangout and then 3 others watching live. But that meant that we got through A LOT!!   Starting your new regime right   Starting right makes such a difference to wether […]

Hoo’s Kid’s Book Fest: Meet Jonathan Meres and WIN TICKETS!

What’s a book festival I wondered when I saw that Luton Hoo has a book festival on Sunday 21st April. “I’ve been to music festivals with the kids, maybe I should take the kids” I thought? Then they invited me, wicked!!  So I’m going to be able to tell you about it, but I’m also really hoping to convince lots […]

Problem Corner: Is It Selfish To Want To Leave My Partner?

The Problem I don’t really know where to start, you asked if my unhappiness is affecting the atmosphere, well I’m sure at times it does, I know I can be lost in my own thoughts and feelings and sometimes snap at those around me unduly.  I met my partner when I was 16, though we didn’t get together until I […]

Weight Loss Diary: Week 2: successes and plans

In this post you can listen to my lifestyle feature on a radio show, see my weekly vlog and get details for my google hangouts on getting Healthy, Fit and Strong; it’s a packed post! Firstly, thank you everyone for all your lovely comments cheering me on here, twitter and Facebook!   An Overview of How to Lose Weight This […]

5 Top Tips For Going To A Blogging Conference

I’ve got a sponsor for BritmumsLive Yay *does a very happy dance*. A huge thank you to Siblu, who are sponsoring me after sending my family and I out to review one of their holiday camps last summer.   So now for the important stuff you have to do before going to a blogging conference: 1) Panic about weight: Tick […]

Weight Loss Diary: Week1: The problem and the goal

Vlog I’m starting a weight loss diary – bet you never guessed that from the title heh! I also thought I’d vlog it; you know, try something new! So in this vlog I talk about the extent of my weight gain problem, why I gained it, and what my goals are.     Previous Posts It’s important when you start […]

The importance of encouraging our children to be their ‘own people’

This is my review of Chapter 4 of ‘How to Talk so kids listen’ about ‘encouraging autonomy’. This is an interesting chapter for me after Curly Headed Boy asked me a few months ago “when are you ever going to let me out on my own”.  As a 13yr old boy was killed on the crossing near school at Christmas […]

I’m in the Top 100 Weight Loss Blogs: and need a kick up the butt

I was shocked and chuffed to find that I’m No32 in the Top 100 Weight Loss Blogs! That’s a list including people like Jenny Craig and ‘proper’ weight loss organisations, so it’s pretty good going.  I’ve even given all my weight loss blog posts a jolly good polish to celebrate. BUT. There is a problem. I’m feeling a bit of […]