Mummy Mondays – Carol Concerts & Christmas Jumper Days – Why I’ll Be Skipping the Mum Guilt Next Christmas

Christmas is always going to be a hectic time. With three children, two of school age, this time of year throws up a whole host of extra things to add to the diary and desperately try to remember. The school run in the cold and rain is not fun. Add in a million and one things you need to remember before you leave the house and it is a nightmare....

Mummy Mondays – Why I Feel the 18 Summers Mentality is Damaging for Parents

Recently I’ve seen something floating around social media about only having eighteen summers with your children before they are grown up. The sentiment is that we need to make the most of their time as children, to make the most of our time as parents and the emphasis is that we should be making the most of this time in their lives. Now, you may be thinking, what’s wrong with...

Mummy Mondays – Am I Coping with Three Children? 

It’s a Wednesday morning. I’m lying in bed feeding 5 month old Benjamin before I have to get up for the school run. Four year old Carly is lying next to me in the bed where she joined us at around 4am. Six year old Cameron comes in and clambers onto the bed excitably trying to engage with his baby brother, knocking him off my boob as he does so....