• I'm not the only mama trying to catch spaghetti mid-air before it hits my once clean walls. I'm certainly not the only mama to ever wonder how to make mealtimes less stressful

    The Stress Free Mama’s Guide to Meal Times

    Mealtimes are often not fun times when you have small kids. I know this, and I totally feel you. I know I’m not the only mama trying to catch spaghetti mid-air before it hits my once clean walls. Let’s not even talk about the stupid cream carpet (whose idea was that anyway?!) I’m certainly not the only mama to ever wonder how to make mealtimes less stressful.   But I’m going to share with you my tried and tested tips and tricks to making mealtimes less stressful, especially if you’re dealing with toddlers not eating and causing chaos instead! No one wants spaghetti walls (or carpets) and it is totally…

  • Booking a trip has made me think a lot about why we as Mama's so often deny ourselves time away like this. Having time away from the family is hands down one of the best self care activities for any Mum.

    How to Prioritise Self Care Activities as a Mama

    This weekend I went away to London for a friend’s 30th birthday. I could have just gone for the night and come straight home, left Saturday morning and come home Sunday morning. But I decided to extend the trip, leave on Friday evening and return Sunday evening. Booking the trip has made me think a lot about why we as Mama’s so often deny ourselves time away like this. Having time away from the family is hands down one of the best self care activities for any Mum. Mama Needs More Self Care Activities Any brief Google search will tell you that self care activities include things like; having a…

  • There is a bigger picture and a future we're working towards as a family. We all have different parenting styles and we each have our own reasons for them.

    What Kind of Mum Do I Want to Be?

    It’s probably a bit late for me to start worrying about parenting styles now, specifically my own, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot. In fact, it’s something I think about a lot in general, especially if we’ve had a bad few days.     So many parenting styles to choose from.. No matter how much I go on about stress free mamahood, not conforming to the idea of the socially accepted ‘perfect’ mum, or allowing mum guilt to rule my life, I feel guilty about my parenting just as much as any other mama. The days when I have loads of work to do – guilt. Longing…

  • Sometimes being at home with the kids full time feels like the same day is on repeat over and over... and over... Like Groundhog day. There are days that can only be described as Groundhog day in my house.

    Groundhog Day… Again

    Sometimes being at home with the kids full time feels like the same day is on repeat over and over… and over… Like Groundhog day. There are days that can only be described as Groundhog day in my house. Before anyone jumps on me, I’m not for one minute suggesting that the life of a Mum who leaves the house to go to work is any easier or harder, nor am I suggesting that I have it tough. We’re all Mums here, and every day brings it’s own set of unique challenges for each of us. I have days, weeks, and even months when I feel so lucky to be…

  • So why do kids eat mud? Because they're learning about the world, and the more they learn the better. You never know, they might even learn so much that they become a bloody genius.

    Why do Kids Eat Mud: Could your Child be a Genius?

    Why do kids eat mud? Maybe because they’re potential geniuses… Bear with me. I’m a firm believer that kids have to get things wrong before they get them right. Every mistake we make is a learning opportunity, even as adults. In December it’s usually too cold to go out without a coat on. What’s the best way to learn that lesson? Go out in December without a coat on; you’d probably never do it again. Mud tastes disgusting. But you’d only really know that if you’ve ever tried to eat some. As adults we have a blueprint of the world that we base all our decisions on, but kids are…