What I Learned From Being a Breastfeeding Failure

This time four years ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an antibiotic drip, knocking back morphine. I was there for four…


Ava and the Fish Pie

Over the weekend, Ava asked for fish pie. Twice. You could have knocked me down with a feather. I asked what it had in it,…

Arts and crafts afternoon with daddy

Yesterday, Ryan bravely got out the poster paints. It started well. Ava’s crown was essential. Thea only ate a little bit of paint. And Ava…

Can it be saved?

This is my challenge for today. Ava had fun at pre-school but I’m not even sure what this stuff is *reaches for the bleach*.

Dressing up 'fun' #tbt

Throw back Thursday pic. Ava really didn’t want to dress up as a cat. This photo never fails to make me laugh.

Exciting charity shop find

Someone is going to be even happier than I am with my Oxfam £2.99 bargain. The question is: do I just give it to Ava…

Cake temptation

I’m freelancing at Avon today. It’s so lovely to be back with the creative team, but I’m less pleased to be faced with all this…

Outfit, model's own

“Mum, can you pick up this coin for me? I can’t do it!”

Beauty on a Budget: 3

So after my efforts to use Epsom Salt to buff my skin failed so miserably, I moved on to Bicarbonate of Soda. Lucky I did…

Tonight, brought to you by…

My toddler survival kit is being fully utilised this evening. These are for Thea: These are for me:

The Wrong Raisins

I picked Ava up from pre-school and her coat pocket was bulging with raisins. Her teacher told me she’d copied another child and taken them…

Have You Discovered TopCashback? It Gives You FREE Money. Seriously.

*Contains affiliate links I want to share my favourite money-saving website, as it actually gives you free money. If you haven’t discovered topcashback.co.uk yet, do…

Our Battle With Eczema: Tips To Try

Ava had terrible eczema when she was little, and spent much of her first six months covered in cream, with her hands in little mittens. We…