• Your first week back at work after having a baby

    Returning to work after your maternity leave is over can be such a daunting process. You’ve made the decision and had the conversations with your manager about hours and flexible working. You’ve hammered out an agreement you can both, hopefully, be happy with. But now comes the big jump, getting through that first week back

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  • Tips for hosting the perfect Christmas

    This Christmas I will be hosting seven of our nearest and dearest, nine if you count my two children! To say I’m a bit nervous would be an understatement. But it’s one of those things that I think will be amazing once we’re all together on the day. But to make my life a little

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  • A date night at Thames Lido

    Escapism is a rare luxury when you’re a parent. Switching off completely can be tough, as your head is so full of child-related matters such as bedtime routines, unblocking runny noses and building the perfect Lego house. There are very few places you can go for just a few hours that get your head out

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  • Taking five to stop fraud

    Think you know fraud? Do you reckon you can spot a con from a mile away? Check out this scenario and be honest, what would you do? Your mobile rings, it’s a number you don’t recognise and it looks like a spam call. What do you do? You don’t answer it and forget all about

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  • #fortheloveofBLOG #28

    Hi all! Welcome to #fortheloveofBLOG and hello to anyone new who is joining us this week. Myself and your fabulous hosts Claire at The Pramshed and Kelly at Bringing Up Georgia are thrilled you could join us. Kelly is on hols this week so me and Claire will be retweeting your posts, don’t forget to

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  • 10 things only parents of two under two will know

    Joining the two under two club is a strange honour in the parenting world. You don’t get any prize, goodie bag or recognition. But you do get to share that knowing look, that grim nod, with fellow mums in the same boat. It’s a look that says: β€œ F**k this is hard work. I thought

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