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Love
When the holidays don’t start exactly as planned…

It was exactly 48 hours before the end of term when I had the call of doom. Having just finished a meeting at the opposite…Read more

Love
How to Travel while working a 9-5 job!

One of the biggest questions I get asked is “how do you find the TIME to travel?”. You may have assumed that I have just been frolicking …Read more

Love
17 completely unspectacular things I’ve done in 2017

With it being so very nearly the end of the year – HOW did that happen? WHEN did that happen? Wasn’t it just the summer?…Read more

Love
Hello, and a couple of things…

Firstly, hello! I just wanted to say, well, that really, and do a kind of awkward wave via a blog post. And secondly, say apologies…Read more

Mornings
Who knew this thrift-shop find would offer hours of priceless family bonding?

When my husband brought home an ancient record player he found at a thrift store last year, I rolled my eyes. We are not skinny-jean-wearing, man-bun-loving hipsters. Actually, my husband has very little hair at all but we do not speak of this. I thought this vinyl business was a passing interest that he’d have for a week or two and then we’d all move on and I’d have to find somewhere to put this piece of junk.

Mornings
The parenting battles I’m losing and might never win

I can’t be the only person who walks away from certain talks with my kids and thinks ‘Oh my God…I am seriously messing these children up.’ Right? There are always going to be parenting battles I feel like I’m losing. That has to be true of just about every parent out there, right? It’s not like parenting is a constant fail state for me. Overall, I’m very happy with the way my kids are growing up.

Moms
5 brilliant comebacks for those large-family haters – BabyCenter Blog

Haters love to hate on big families. Are you guys done yet? You do know how this happens, right? Are they ALL yours? You are overpopulating the world! Total dread. This is the feeling moms of large families feel when announcing yet another pregnancy. My husband and I just announced that we will be having… Read more »Read more