Do you feel unappreciated?

I’ve come across a few people feeling unappreciated recently, so I thought I’d give some tips on how to deal with it.  As poor old Danny Smith on Radio Verulam is considered one of St Albans’ hidden treasures, I thought I’d go through them on his Drive time show. Fancy listening to our dulcet tones?  You can listen again here. […]

Anger – what the hell is it all about?

I was chatting with Curly headed boy the other day, as he’d been giving us some serious attitude for a few weeks.  He was clearly angry with me, but I couldn’t work out what on earth was the matter. So I picked one of those evenings – you know the ones when they want to chat lots, and talked him […]

7 Top Tips on How to deal with stressful people at Christmas or special occasions

If you ignore the money worries, which are frankly caused by buying presents or stuff for people, then the next biggest cause for trouble at Christmas or other big family events and parties is PEOPLE! So this months feature for Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM) was all about them and how to deal with the stress. I love people, […]

Is it the Mum’s responsibility to keep the romance alive?

I was asked to pop onto the breakfast show for Heart Wiltshire the other week by the lovely Molly (check out what I said here on her blog) She guessed I might have strong feelings about husbands complaining that they don’t get any attention any more and that the romance has gone out of their marriage! And I do! It’s not […]

A Name For Our Revolution: Come and have your say

I’ve got a plan for a revolution.  First starting with mummy bloggers, and then spreading out into the world.  It’s your revolution too, so I’d like to know what you’d prefer to call it. So what’s the idea? To strengthen the position of Mums in society. To encourage Mums to feel strong and confident in our differences To help them […]

Family Gap Year vs Finding The Magic at home

With the big hairy northern one being made redundant, we’ve been talking about taking a year out as a family gap year; maybe 6 months in the states, home for my brothers wedding and 5 months in Australia and New Zealand. Curly headed boy is 6yrs old, and having been to a private school is a bit ahead of our […]

Time for a change: Women bitching about other women: Sally Bercow vs Kirstie Allsopp

So another story about a mother, having a go at another mother, very publicly because obviously the Daily Mail loves that sort of thing.  Sally Bercow decided to slag off Kirstie Allsopp for being out of touch and middle class. So I’m going to have a rant. For a start when are women going to understand that until we start […]

What would happen if Aliens did land next week?

The aliens are coming! Well, not definitely, but did you see that someone analysing the feed from NASA reckons they’ve found a HUGE space ship near Mercury? It could of course be a trick of the light.  But what if it where true? A little part of me got all excited; after all life is a bit tricky for everyone […]

I’m a Blogger Blagger, fancy joining me?

So loads of people have been commenting about whether bloggers in general are blaggers, or whether it’s just the new ones, just mummy bloggers or just a small group or large group of them. Then there was a particular incident where a ‘Real Mum’ (how self-righteous is that title) decided to have a go at a Mum who had missed […]

What to tell your kids about Advertising?

Apparently today the government is suggesting media lessons for primary school kids.  Do we really need this?  What do you tell your kids about adverts and the effect on our decisions? Well, funnily enough I had a chat with Curly Headed Boy last night.  We normally watch Cbeebies and Disney, which are advertising free; sort of, because the programs themselves […]