Mummy Mondays – The Mummy Behind the Makeup 

I have never been very self confident. Back when I was a teenager I had to have braces on my teeth and it has left me unable to smile easily, something which I think I’ve already managed to pass on to my eldest son Cameron much to my dismay.  As I grew older, the braces were gone but the lack of self esteem they had brought lingered on and I...

Mummy Mondays – Family Time at Oasis Fun Bournemouth 

Yesterday, on a cold Sunday afternoon, Ed and I decided to take the children to Oasis Fun, the new leisure complex in Bournemouth. The children were excited, and I was looking forward to being able to sit down, after one too many Proseccos at a Christmas party the night before.  Oasis Fun is situated in the centre of town, just up from the main shops on Glenfern Road. The complex...

10 Little Things You Take for Granted Before Becoming a Mum

When I was pregnant with Cameron I had the usual ‘helpful’ advice from others. “Stock up on sleep now because you won’t get any for years once they’re born” and “Try and enjoy your pregnancy, this is the calm before the storm”. What nobody actually prepared me for was the normal everyday things that you take for granted before having kids, that suddenly feel like total luxuries as a parent....