Chronicles of a Messy Mum; Homework Disaster

I am beyond furious, both at myself and the twisted world we live in. My day had been going fine until the aforementioned ‘homework saga.’ We had been shopping; although I had not bought anything. We had taken the children to see a film, letting them eat far too much popcorn, crisps and sweets than…

Chronicles of a Messy Mum; The Road to Nandos Part Two.

Part One of this story can be found here ‘It’s closed’ my husband says as he tries the door. My brain immediately goes into panic mode; no, no, no, no, I have been waiting too long for this. I was about to descend into my own emotional meltdown and stamp my little feet when my…

Chronicles of a Messy Mum; The Road to Nandos Part One

Saturday mornings was always the same; you intend to have a luxurious, long lie in but instead, you are woken up by a rambunctious two-year-old presenting you will various Duplo Lego towers at the crack of dawn. “Mummy, me made tower.” Clara proclaimed proudly and she pushed it into my face, hitting me on the…

Self-care For Busy Mums

Self Care is the key The term self-care has been banded around the internet for a while and has grown immensely in popularity over recent years. With mental health issues such as depression and anxiety affecting one in four people in the UK each year; people are constantly searching for ways to keep those mental…

Chronicals Of A Messy Mum; Playcentre Madness

Why do I subject myself to this torture? As I attempt to get myself and my two children ready I wonder who thought soft play centres were a good idea; it wasn’t a parent, that’s for sure. Perhaps play centres were invented as a form of psychological torture for adults. It lures you in with…

Changed Forever: 10 Hilarious Signs Of Being A Parent.

Ten tell-tale signs that you are a parent Although each parent’s experience raising their children can vary dramatically; some patterns immerge. These are the patterns that help to make the parenting community one of the strongest communities on the internet. The solidarity that is shown in social media parenting groups and the parenting blogger community…

Family Halloween Films

Halloween is best shared with the family. There is nothing better than watching some family Halloween movies. I have put together a list of family films that will get you in the mood for Halloween. Stardust This film has a soft spot in my heart. This was the film that Mr T and I based…

The long summer holidays; Why do children need it?

6 weeks of no school The summer holidays can either fill you with delight or dread. For me, as a teacher, it used to be a valuable time for me to relax from the constant strains of teaching in a secondary school. I was able to travel, stay up late and pursue hobbies that I…

Kids Holiday Activities; Staying Indoors

What happens when the weather is bad? Being a resident of the UK; the sun does not always shine in the summer. Currently, we are in the midst of torrential thunderstorms and my children have spent the whole day inside. However, this gives me the opportunity to do what I do best; get creative. I…

Kids Holiday Activities; Let’s Go Outdoors

Time is precious; enjoy it while you can Thinking of summer holiday activities can be mind-boggling. There is so much pressure in our society to create the perfect ‘Instagram worthy’ summer. In the summer, families spend a fortune on trips to all sorts of attractions; holidays, theme parks, zoos, play centres and trampoline parks. If…