Cosy nights in on a budget

With the recent cold weather the days have been long and the nights even longer; and with my anxiety a little on the rotten side at present I've been putting some extra effort into the little things that make me...Read More
Dog tales: the dog is ill, again

Dog tales: the dog is ill, again

As a parent weekends don't really exist, lets be honest - but I love the feeling of a Saturday morning, when you can watch cookery shows and cartoons until lunchtime, stay in your pyjamas a little bit longer and chill...Read More
My favourite holiday – Tenerife

My favourite holiday – Tenerife

Maybe once a week I find myself looking out the window and dreaming of sunny skies and holidays.  I haven't been abroad since we had the mancub three years ago and I really want to book a holiday abroad. Sometimes...Read More
Potty training: tips, tricks & advice

Potty training: tips, tricks & advice

Off the back of our recent potty training success I wanted to dedicate a post to potty training and ways to make it as stress-free and easy as possible. Every child is different, I've mentioned this before and I bang...Read More
Why does my toddler lie?

Why does my toddler lie?

The boy is somewhere around 3 years and 3 months old and it seems we've reached another of those annoying but apparently necessary toddler stages this week. (more…)
Going Potty: He did it!

Going Potty: He did it!

Last week a momentous event happened. At 3 years and 2 months old the little man told me one morning before preschool that he was a big boy and wanted to wear pants. (more…)

I’m not good at resting. Or listening.

Rest. I'd forgotten the meaning of the word to be honest. My AS diagnosis before Christmas has massively changed my mindset - I should be looking after myself, taking it easy and working within my limits.  Unfortunately this isn't the...Read More
Spain, beautiful Spain

Spain, beautiful Spain

On days like today when it's cold and grey here in miserable England I find myself daydreaming and looking at holidays online. Prior to parenthood I would go away anywhere around 6-10 times a year in the UK and abroad. ...Read More

The day a plastic clock changed my life

You know those parents that gloat that their children have slept through the night since three days old?  Or the smug ones who implemented a routine very early on and tell you how their children sleep all night. I was...Read More