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My Favourite Family

What My Mum’s Taught Me About Being A Mum

I know that not everyone is lucky enough to have a great mum. Some of my friends have lost theirs. More have lost babies. So Mother’s Day can be bittersweet and I always think of these friends and hope they are doing OK. But for me, there is nothing but sweetness about it. And a reminder to be thankful. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a mummy. Maybe most girls do. And I knew that I wanted to be just like my mum. She gave up her job as a teacher to look after us  ...

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My Favourite Family, Things I Love

Ten things I love right now: February (just)

1. Bulbs. No idea what these will grow in to but it’s such a lovely promise that spring is on the way!               2. Mummy Mitts. Like a sleeping bag for your hands, I don’t think I could get through winter without these clever velcro-on-to-your-buggy-handle sensations. So much warmer than normal gloves, and you just slide your hands in and out, leaving them on the handle, when you need to wipe a nose, pick up a toy, or adjust a rogue  ...

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