6% of Mums Think They Make NO Mistakes Raising Their Children

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Well good Lord I'd like to meet those 6%. That's an astonishing amount of perfect parents, when you consider the amount of parents in the UK. - 9% owned up to nearly leaving the children behind in a restaurant or at home. - 5% paid for a … [Continue reading]

Family Day Out: The Natural History Museum

The Earth Galleries at the Natural History Museum

It's not often that the whole family gets a whole day together, in fact lately it's been very rare what with him indoors' work, birthday parties, ballet rehearsals and all the other things that we call life. So today we decided that we'd do … [Continue reading]

Being a Working Mother Is So Effortless Isn’t It?

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Recently I've read two articles, both by PR people (what I do for a living) and both professing to have the perfect working mother/work life balance. There are two common threads in these articles. They both talk about having supportive husbands and … [Continue reading]

Silent Sunday: Daddy’s Girls

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It was a beautiful morning and both girls wanted a carry after the Church Fair. Why not? Surely that's what being a Dad is all about. … [Continue reading]

4 Things I Learnt About Sugary Drinks from Coca Cola

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The nice people at Coca Cola asked me to attend a symposium they held at Blogfest recently, to find out more about their brands and give some advice on the contentious issue of fizzy, sugary drinks and kids. Unfortunately I couldn't make the event, … [Continue reading]

The New John Lewis Ad

Yet again John Lewis has taken a perfectly good song and asked a fey feeble female vocalist to create their own arrangement. Never been a huge Keane fan, but I kind of object to this rather lightweight Lilly Allen version. The ad seems to depict … [Continue reading]

Why Halloween was Invented

To whom it may concern I have two issues I'd like to raise. 1. Daylight Saving Time At some point in history someone decided it'd be a jolly good idea to instigate Daylight Saving Time. I don't profess to be an expert in this, but I can … [Continue reading]

The Return

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I've been lucky enough to have a few days away in Marrakech for a 'meet in the middle' with my friend Jonathan who lives in Singapore (I've written about our escapades before and indeed he has too), I arrived back late last night. It was everything … [Continue reading]

Biking with my Girls

Ever so occasionally I feel like perhaps my plans have been a bit ambitious. Bitten off a bit more than I can chew. Mostly I just get on with it, but sometimes I stretch my ability to multitask. I took the girls to their swimming lesson at about … [Continue reading]

Birthday Girl

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My eldest daughter was six today. I'm sure every parent says this with every passing year but there's something about six, she's past the first five years and that feels like a milestone. When I had her I used to think about how she'd be when she … [Continue reading]