• Mums Day Off. The best part of taking a day to myself is that I have come back with a renewed calm, drive and zest for the kids and parenting. You know what they say about absence and in my case it's never been truer. I enjoyed my day alone immensely, but of course I missed the kids. Missing them is healthy, and always makes me appreciate them just that little bit more. They're a pain in the arse sometimes, but they're my pains in the arse!

    These Boots Were Made For Walking: Mum’s Day Off

    On Saturday I took a much needed day off and took myself to Bath for the day. If I’m honest I’ve been feeling total parental burnout the last couple of weeks, so a day off was just what the doctor ordered.  I made a point of going without much of a plan. I haven’t been to Bath for years, so I wanted to explore a bit, have a browse round the shops, and generally just wander without kids in tow!