., The Motherhood

It’s A Beautiful Li(f)e: The Story Of How We Are Always 8 Weeks Away From Being Homeless.

If you came round my house for a cup of tea today, the first thing you would think would be – what a beautiful place to live. Well no, the first thing you would think would be – jesus christ what a fucking mess. But after that, after that you would believe that our chosen place …

5 Reasons Why

5 Reasons Why: I Wish I’d Not Had Visitors So Early

5 Reasons Why is my true stories by real parents feature. It’s basically a glimpse into another parent’s life on a particular subject or event on their personal parenting journey. It might be funny, happy or heartbreaking but each of our stories have their own value and charm. This week I’m featuring a piece by …

., The Motherhood

75 Quid – 7 days – Family Of 4: Shopping On A Tight Budget

So I’ve worked out that when we go down to one income next month, we’ll have a weekly food shop budget of £75. That will be for all meals, baby paraphernalia, cat food and sundries such as loo roll and washing tablets. Seventy five quid sounds alright doesn’t it? I mean that’s £10.71 a day between …

., The Motherhood, Working Parent

Am I Exploiting My Kids Through Blogging and Social Media?

It’s a hot topic of debate at the moment – are parent bloggers, Insta-Mums and family targeted social influencers exploiting their kids for cash? And in many cases not just cash but holidays, new kitchens, clothes and even brand new cars. This all kicked off yesterday – well the latest edition anyway. I missed all …

., Competitions

Bubblegum Balloons: Luxury Balloon Competition

This month I’ve been contacted by the company Bubblegum Balloons to give away one of their luxury balloons worth £35.40! The prize will to be personalised, inflated and delivered to your loved ones door in time for their special day! With Bubblegum Balloons, Laura, Sally, and Meg have taken the humble balloon and given it …

Babies To Toddlers, The Motherhood

Sometimes Two Actually Is Harder Than One

Previously, I was under the impression that going from zero children to one was distinctly more difficult than going from one child to two. I mean why wouldn’t it be? Having no kids and then suddenly being responsible for a squirming, squawking tiny man cub is terrifying. There’s shit everywhere, everyone is crying and no …