Letting go

Sometimes you just have to cross your fingers and hope it works out. Hard that. For a control freak like myself. I like to know…

How to stay calm this summer holiday

Tomorrow is the last day of term for my two. Then we’ll be together for six full weeks of holiday fun. Optimistic me is happy…

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…

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…

How to survive the Furious Fours (kinda)

It’s been a truly horrible morning. Who knew that buttoning a cardigan could cause so much anger, frustration and distress? But it can when there’s…

A mother’s CV

Mummy Curriculum vitae PERSONAL STATEMENT Dedicated, hard-working and supremely adaptable individual seeks more credit for doing a bloody hard job seven days a week.  …