Before I had kids I had visions of spending quality time with them painting at the kitchen table and glueing glitter and sequins, oh what fun we’d have as we crafted a rainy afternoon away. Perhaps I’d go all out and knock up some cupcakes for us all to munch later too – how fun that would be! Nigella would have nothing on me. View Post

I’ve been having a bit of a nightmare the past few weeks with what to do about returning to work after my maternity leave finishes. I guess I’m in the situation that a lot of women with more than one child finds themselves in, returning to work will barely cover childcare costs for Felix (breakfast, after school, holiday club) and Alexander (nursery for three days). It means that my old part-time hours really aren’t going to work and that is a real crunch point for us as a family. View Post

Last weekend we went away with friends and their kids to a lovely holiday home in Norfolk, it was great to have a change of scenery and we really made the most of it. The house was lovely and had a swimming pool, so we barely left as that kept Felix and the babies occupied most of the time. View Post