Review of Octopus Learning

Oh wow we had such fun with this subscription box which we were asked to review – it was intended for our pre-schooler but actually ended up being enjoyed by all the kids, plus Mummy and Grandparents! The idea of the subscription box is to teach a wide range of concepts using fun games and tasks broken down into different … Read More

Unexpected Parenting #10

How can there not be an app for all the repeated phrases a parent needs? I could put them on a timer to just be randomly called out from a tannoy… “please don’t jump on the sofa” “is that safe?” “no pushing” “sit down to eat” I could go on and on and on – I bore myself sometimes…

Unexpected Parenting #9

How beautiful a tidy bedroom can be… Frustrating getting there but hugely proud of myself now – and tea I think.

Unexpected Parenting #3

That you can still be totally google eyes in love with someone that just bit your boob…

Unexpected Parenting #1

watching my 5 year old singing Status Quo in the worlds smallest school choir… go girl!

NEW SERIES STARTS TODAY

New set of funny evaluations starts later today under the banner of Unexpected Parenting # first one will be published at 3pm, just in time for the school run here x

Ode to Mr Average

The kids are at the various places they need to be – school, nursery and asleep on my chest. The washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher are all whirring away, the kitchen counters are all clear and have been wiped down, as has the table now it is cleared from breakfast. The floors have been hovered and the first de-toy … Read More

Happy Monday…

Book a relaxing break they said, it will be good for you they said… Of course once we are there it will be brilliant, but getting ready for a self catering holiday with four kids is not child’s play, especially when the kids are at home needing you. I have lists to tick off but it’s been pretty hellish frankly! … Read More