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