• We need to redefine what having it all means

    As a freelance working mother, I technically may have achieved what is rather unhelpfully known as “having it all”. But I’ve got to be honest, although I feel very lucky in my current situation, I certainly don’t feel like I “have it all”. If anything I feel like I have bits of one thing, and

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  • How to survive snowmageddon with kids

    The end is nigh, it’s snowmageddon out there and the entire country has ground to a halt. There only needs to be a whisper that a snowflake might be about to fall over the Scottish Highlands and the roads immediately grind to a halt, trains stop working. offices empty and teachers declare school’s out. This

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  • The eye-watering cost of childcare

    There are two things that are absolutely certain with kids. One, they are going to keep you awake at night. Two, they are going to cost you a LOT of money. But as parents we accept the toys – because we love seeing them happy – and new clothes – because they grow out of

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  • Hello 2018, goodbye maternity leave

    The approaching New Year’s Day 2018 will be more than just an occasion for nursing a hangover while chasing my toddler round on her new bike she got for Christmas. Nope, the first day of 2018 also marks the end of a pretty significant chapter in my life. It’s my final day of maternity leave.

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  • 5 positive thoughts for mums returning to work

    Mummy guilt about returning to work can be an absolute nightmare and clouds our view of the entire process. I am by no means immune to the working mum guilts, however I plan to approach my return to full-time employment with positivity. I wrote a guest post for my lovely friend Talya at Motherhood The

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  • 13 steps to settling-in your baby or toddler at nursery

    Worried, overwhelmed and, that old mum classic, guilty may be just some of the things you are feeling at the prospect of sending your child to nursery. Whatever their age, it’s hard to let go. If you’re sending them to daycare after enjoying a year of maternity, you’re probably wondering how on Earth an entire

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