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 #1

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

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

Quick update!

We did indeed make some love bugs (and a cheeky Ninja Turtle), Mr A made an apple and raspberry pie after a lovely nap having been up late at night with baby A and we watched movies, had a fire and ate up leftover choccies. I did vacuum which isn’t really allowed, but it was my choice and I relaxed … Read More

Sunday Funday

Today is our ‘rest’ day, we ‘work’ on Saturday so we can chill out on Sunday – to be honest it works best for the kids as we still have to prepare food, look after the fire, change nappies and clean dishes….BUT we don’t vacuum, put up shelves, mow the lawn etc. Today we will mostly be making love bugs … Read More

Dyson Disappointment

I’m not one to complain much… but this is a rant…  After nearly 18 years of loyal service our beloved Dyson Animal finally had to be put to sleep, the last straw was being used to clean up after our extension work – we have all been feeling the pain from the whole experience, but Dyson suffered particularly at their hands. So, … Read More

Another family recipe set free!

Middle Little A and I share a passion for cooking and baking and it’s great fun time together… we love it so much we took up the challenge last year to find a vegan, raw, gluten free, easy-for-kids-to-do recipe each month for Complete Health Magazine. You can read it free online – and it has lots of very interesting stuff … Read More

Yes, it’s me!

Some of you have noticed that this is a reincarnation of me – and that I used to have a different blog – you’re quite right, and I’ve been found out. My previous blog www.myhouraday.blogspot.com was an attempt to figure out how to match being a person in my own right with also having other roles (mainly wife, mother, daughter, … Read More