While you are sleeping

It’s the tenderest part of our day – giving you both a goodnight kiss as you sleep peacefully in your beds. It’s the end to…

Sleep is (not) for the weak

I can’t function on less than 8 hours’ sleep. And I have to say that sleeping is now one of my favourite past times. In…

The great unhoming of home

We’re all feeling uprooted at the moment. We’re living in a kind of limbo. Someday – hopefully soonish – we’ll be uprooting our family from…

Competition for resources (or stupid reasons you …

  – Gah, I’m so tired. – YOU’RE tired? I’m the one who had to get up twice for the kids last night. – I’ve…

How to survive the school run

Me and the school run have a love/hate relationship.  This morning has been pretty awful. My girl went crazy with the surgical tape in bed…

May you always be this brave

‘I don’t want to have babies,’ Nell announces, pretty regularly. She’s only four, and it makes me smile that, although she’s quite happy to swaddle…

Eight truths about selling your house

We’ve just sold our house. It took eight days. I’m still in shock. We’ve just found a house to buy. That was even more nerve…