How to make friends when you’re …

I have to start all over again next week. We’re moving from North Cornwall to a village near Falmouth. I have one friend there and…

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…

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…

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…

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…