Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

Life’s still hard with the recession and we all need some fun and adventure in our lives, so for this month’s Lifestyle feature over on Radio Verulam with the lovely Danny smith on his Drivetime show, I talked about festivals and camping. I first decided to got to a festival when Little Dimples was 18months (two years ago) and Curly […]

Britmums 2013 review – Goods, bads, facts, inspirations, cake and most of all friends

Here is my review of Britmums 2013: I turned up very overwhelmed with trying to spend time with the kids, keep my blog going, plans to start a new Woodcraft Folk group in September, and a new HUGE mega secret project. I’ve come away with facts and inspiring ideas that will help me manage it all. Most of all I […]

Problem Corner – How to ask for help when you have been self-sufficient?

  I’m so glad that this regular reader of my blog has asked this question, partially because she ACTUALLY asked and partially because it’s brilliant. How DO you ask for help, when you’ve been self-sufficient and looking after yourself for 60yrs?   But at the same time helping others and helping your community? Here is her full question: I have […]

Guest Post – Ten Tips On How To Be A Great Dad

A guest post for father’s day: Cat Williams is a relationship counsellor who qualified with the renowned UK charity, Relate, in 2007. She is also a British army wife and mother of two.  ‘Stay Calm and Content’ is her newly released book.  It was suggested by her clients and explains the ‘secret’ behind staying calm and content, no matter what life […]

How to use a blogger in your business

I think that bloggers are the perfect match for small to medium sized businesses to help them get their names out into the world.  The big brands are already using us.  But there is a lot to be said for focussing on smaller, niche or local businesses instead.  So here are my tips on how to go about it if […]

What’s the point to an after school club – I get it at last!

After school clubs – we often worry about them. Have we chosen the right one?  Too few?  Too many?  Do kids really need them? If they aren’t going to become ‘good at it’ do they really need to do one? Do we need to supplement what they learn at school, with more stuff to learn from an early age? Do […]