Class of 2018 – Year 6 Leavers – A Parents Guide to the Emotional Turmoil of Leaving Primary School

The tears started rolling last October when Hugo’s year group sung with 7k other school children at the O2; I defy any parent with tweens not to shed a tear when they break into Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’ en masse! Since then, it’s fair to say I’ve been a bit of an emotional wreck – not just due to Hugo’s perseverance to stay in school (read: not get his troublesome arse suspended), but the year of proud moments and revelations that come, unexpectedly, with year 6.

I just wish someone had warned me last September that Year 6 would knock my mothering socks off – house captain nominations, singing at the O2, SATs revision, SATs exams, school residential trip, school productions, SATs results and leavers events. Not to mention the currently gentle lapping waves of hormones which will inevitably become a tsunami in the not too distant future!

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My Steamy Mini-Break with Breville Home Heroes #Ad

I’ve heard “no one enjoys ironing”, well “hello”,┬ácall me a crease obsessed domestic freak ‘cos I bloomin’ love ironing! I’d almost go as far to say that with enough time to get my (ironing) kit out, it’s actually a pleasurable luxury – after all, nothing beats regaining half my wardrobe by freeing the garments from the shackles of the ironing basket; in essence, it’s like going shopping for new clothes while ticking a job off ‘the list’ which you can martyr yourself with at the altar of relationship chore-tit-for-tat at a later date, what’s not to love?!

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Mummy Shortcuts To Being a Domestic Goddess

One thing that seems lacking in the world of stay at home mums is the “well done” at the end of a long day – it’s a pretty thankless task. I find myself missing the office environment whereby if I achieved something, even small-scale, there’d be someone there with a nice pat on the back or even a bit of commission as a “brava, you go girl!”. Of course, comes the lifelong achievement of having hand-reared small humans into, hopefully, reasonable grown-ups – with the vague hope that one day (in a far-off, distant future) they might turn round and acknowledge that you did an “alright job” and they actually enjoyed their childhood.

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How to: Prepare for a Blogging Conference

So, tomorrow, this mama’s on her way to the big smoke! Yep, that’s right (with 3 months warning) I’m skipping off to London and leaving the alpha male in charge of all 5 boys!  I’ve…

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Let’s Talk About SEX! Post Baby Sex!

OK, so lets face it, getting frisky probably isn’t top of your priority list after giving birth! From your POV you’ve just squeezed (all be it a small) human being from within – possibly tearing or being cut in the process; whilst from your partner’s POV to quote Robbie Williams after witnessing the birth of his child: “It was like watching my favourite pub burn down!”.

But, once you’ve made it past the wincing at the very thought of anything ever venturing near your nether-regions ever again – it might be time to start thinking about reconnecting with your baby-daddy; after all, it’s how the glorious process started 9+ months ago, so in essence it would just be completing a full circle!

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