The big 6 is nothing to do with energy companies

What an absolute quagmire is trying to sort out a sixth birthday party! With a month ago I asked my daughter which six friends she would like to have to the party, she came up with the six so quickly that we put the numbers up to 8, then after delivering the invitations to her […]

The kick start I needed to lose weight

I can tell you that faced with a video of your bare behind is one of the most shocking things that can happen! I was deleting videos from my phone cos it’s January and I’m having a clear up, when I came across said film. I thought my daughter had been creating a movie with […]

#goals

I’m not making New Years resolutions this year, I’m setting goals for the year, things to aim for but not unrealistic targets that I’ll fail at and feel bad about. Goal 1: spend time It doesn’t matter what it is, take your time. It might be seeing friends, shopping, or playing snakes and ladders with […]

Nans are the best….

Nans always come into their own at this time of year when they’ve had a little drink. My daughters Nan was the quizmaster on Christmas evening, only problem being because the questions were in black on red card, she couldn’t read the answers! That made for some loud debate. I remember very fondly my own […]

Cute politics

Brexit is all a bit of a mess isn’t it? We watched the debate in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon because my 5 year old is trying to become a school councillor so I was explaining the basics of government. Obviously when they address anyone in the house they reply to their “Right […]

I need to stop saying yes!

Do you ever say yes to something and then get the fear because you don’t quite know what you’ve said yes to? That’s what I did yesterday at the end of a school volunteers meeting, they have these to run through health and safety, confidentiality and safeguarding, that kind of stuff, but at the end […]

First day of school

It’s an emotional thing seeing your little ones go off to school for the first time. I knew that I would have tears, but I don’t really know why? Is it because it’s the end of an era, because they’re growing up so quickly or just pride in them? My daughter started today and I […]

Is the tooth fairy flush or skint?

My 5 year old daughter is desperate to lose her baby teeth, so desperate that she gets me to check if any of her pegs are wobbly each evening. She tells me 4 of them are moving around, none of them are. The next night a different 4 are swaying around, but I check them, […]

Oh I’m such an earth mother!

I have to admit I did get a little nervous when my 5 year old announced she’d learnt a new word at school. Which expletive would it be? So my relief was palpable when she came out with “Namaste”! It really made me feel like I’d made it as a parent! I had visions of […]

Football and the kid life balance

Parenting dilemma for this week centred around the big football game against Columbia. Do I stay home and put her to bed at 7, also kick off time (for the players, not my daughter) or take her with me to a mates house so I’ve at least got someone there to moan about the ref […]