Spending a bit of time each day browsing blogs each day is a simple indulgence. With a cup of tea in hand and a minute or two of quiet it is a restorative practice, good for the soul. Sometimes I marvel at the crafts or the baking. Sometimes I agree or disagree with the commentary. […]


I wrote about carseats here. Tonight when I was getting the kids ready for bed I caught a couple of seconds of this weeks Bang Goes the Theory on BBC 1 about rearfacing seats. There are moves to discuss whether or not we will follow other European countries in adopting laws to ensure our children […]

Born Perfect

I was born perfect. The rest is just beliefs that I picked up…I don’t believe them anymore. I choose to believe that I am perfect and whole.” – Caron Goode I came across this quote recently whilst reading this article. I’m not sure I agree with much of the article but that quote resonated with […]


Here are a few clues that Grier is thinking ‘getmyteareadywomanwhat’swrongwithyou?’ First say ‘tea’ roughly 82 times. Then bring a bib, helpfully saying ‘bib’ and don’t stop until you’re wearing it. Next pull out your chair. Then collect cups, one for me and one for Brodie. Bang on the fridge asking for milk. Reach into the […]

Another day

Mothers Day – just another day here in the Mumhood. I started the day with two children in the bed, wriggling and wiggling and gently yet persistently dragging me into the day. The thing with children is they do that a lot. Pushing life along as they go about their business. Breakfast, lunch and tea […]

Grier at 18 months

Grier is 18 months old. 1 week, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months She has so much personality. She is still very quiet around strangers, or people she likes to regard as strangers – you know close relative and friends she hasn’t seen for more than a week. She gives dirty looks that stink. It […]

This boy is 4

So the length of time between Brodie’s birth day and his birthday today is 4 years. 4 years. I’ve been wandering about muttering about this for some time now while people look at me like I’m an idiot. How can 4 years possibly have passed since I spent those first few hours after he was […]