• Why I’m Angry About Infant Formula

    I read a post this week from Nicola over at All Things Spliced which reminded me of my deep rooted anger at the companies responsible for baby and infant formula. Don’t be pissed off with me yet, my anger is not because I’m about to splash ‘breast is best’ all over your screen; in fact it’s much the opposite. Like many women I bottle fed both of my children. Some of us bottle feed because we choose to while for some the choice is made for us, for a variety of reasons. Either way the baby milk industry is huge, like billions of pounds huge, and the industry has a vested interest…

  • How I Broke The Internet

    How I Broke the Internet

    Over the last few weeks I’ve read post after post about the wonders of ‘going self hosted‘. All of them assured me that even though it was quite a scary process, and has its difficult elements, it’s not really that bad after all. Being something I knew I definitely wanted to do, I scheduled myself a couple of hours, got the hosting sorted out and set about exporting and importing content from my old wordpress.com site to my new, self-hosted site.   All well and good so far, and I think I got a little bit cocky. I mean really, this is just not difficult in the slightest! Until I…

  • I’m on Mum Strike

    I’m currently sitting on Amelia’s bedroom floor with a luke-warm cup of coffee typing this post on my phone, because she doesn’t want to got to sleep by herself, so clearly I am not on any kind of strike at all… But I really want to be!

  • How to Give the Best (Cheap) Toddler Birthday Presents

    Since January, my not-even-three-year-old has been handed no less than 6 birthday party invitations from children at nursery, and we also have her own party coming up at the end of March. The nursery that Amelia (and soon Wills) attends happens to be located in a particularly affluent area of Surrey, and as a result I always feel just a little bit conscious about our offering of a present. As a family on a fairly tight budget, when I started adding up the tenners here and there that I was spending on getting just the right present, I soon realised that at the current rate of payday:party we just weren’t going to be…