When LBG was smaller we spent a long time one day making her a progress chart or reward chart as a tool to encourage her to sleep in her bed rather than on the floor. It was a big success and we have subsequently introduced reward charts for good behaviour and so on for both [...]
It feels like a thousand years since my youngest was trained, but she’s only just three. Which means that this time last year, I was ‘in the zone’. She received pants as a birthday present from her Granny and that was it: she insisted she never wear nappies again. I have to say [...]
So Sunday is Mother’s Day. Unsurprisingly Brother Adam has done nothing about it, which is fair enough. He is, after all, a bloke, and it was only Mum’s birthday on Thursday so that’s a lot of present in a short space of time. With that in mind, I have put together a list of some [...]
Dimples is milliseconds away from celebrating her third birthday. I am obviously milliseconds from clinging to an almost-empty Gin bottle sobbing “where did my baby go?” but will refrain until after the watershed.
When asked what she wanted for her birthday, Dimples had one answer: baby things. Baby clothes, baby real food (I know!) baby highchair, [...]
We spent Christmas in Prague this year and we’ve had a fabulous time. There was such a lovely festive atmosphere throughout the city, with Christmas markets, trees and decorations in every square, that it would have been enough just to wander aimlessly through the same squares every day. If you fancy doing a little more, [...]
The people at Sainsbury’s rescued me in the last week of term with an invitation to a tasting at their Head Office and testing kitchen. They also invited a few fantastic bloggers and my girl-crush Holly Bell ( cannot tell you how delighted I was that she sat next to me. Poor thing had no [...]
Now Pensions got in touch with me recently. They want to get bloggers (and their readers) thinking about saving for the future – particularly about saving for retirement. And not at some point in the future, but now.
They want me to write about my weekly budget and compare this amount with the state pension of £107.45, [...]