Teen parcel review – it’s #amonthlything

Teen parcel pink and grey packaging

Recently we were offered the chance to review a new monthly subscription service from Teen Parcel. It’s for monthlies We call them periods here, and we’re very open about the whole thing. Which meant that when Big got to that stage, we’d already had lots of conversations about what was available, how it all works, […]

A NickJrCraftmas party!

Blogger Button - FINAL

Following the success of the recent Dora twitter party, I’m pleased to say I’m involved in another UKMumsTV party with Nick Jr (find out more here. This one is about Christmas crafts, and will be on Mon 1st Dec between 1 and 3 pm. We’ll be doing crafts, playing games, and hosting giveaways, along with […]

Getting lucky with Geolotto

I don’t remember the last time I bought a lottery ticket – we’re just not big gamblers here. (Not that a £2 on a lottery ticket is a particularly big splash out, but you know what I mean.) I had seen a couple of adverts for the new Geolotto game though. I’m trying to think […]

Child centred Sunday.


It’s supposed to be a day of rest, isn’t it? And after last week, I needed it. The problem was that while I was driving the boys all over the county yesterday, Smallest stayed home with Big and Tim and recharged, so while I wanted to slump, she was ready to go. “I can’t give […]

Saturday snippets 22 November 2014

{driving} I missed driving when I couldn’t drive. This week I have driven more than I want to, with small children. It reminded me of commuting, and it wasn’t fun. The positive side is that we can and do choose not to have that many weeks like this. And also that it’s a choice. {feeling} […]

Today started too early


And involved nearly 5 hours in soft play. This was my reward. Almost worth it. I owe you book reviews and linkies and giveaways and all I’ve got is a head full of stuff and a picture of some hot chocolate. Sorry.

Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.

Smallest blowing bubbles

Generally speaking, I’d rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate plans to review this policy, a series of conversations with […]

Christmas books at Stillwater books.

Stillwater books with chair

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias It can’t have failed to escape your attention that Christmas is coming, and where I’m concerned, that means books. So the other day I popped into town to do a little bit of book shopping at our […]

This #AntiBullyingWeek, will you #ChooseKind? (A Wonder giveaway)

be kind and carry on

I have to admit I think it’s really sad that we need an Anti Bullying Week. I do wonder what the world would look like if we did manage to get the message across that bullying isn’t to be tolerated, within families, at schools, or in the workplace. Or indeed, anywhere. Because it can happen […]



This is the main reason I haven’t blogged tonight. I drained the potatoes over my hand. It hurt quite a lot. So I’m in bed and going to sleep early and get up early and get stuff done then.

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