Five grown-up phrases my toddler uses

It's always funny, if sometimes a little cringe-worthy, to hear your own words uttered by a toddler. Since cracking the whole stringing sentences together lark, youngest has come out with some corkers. Particularly recently. Of course, she mostly says the kind of things you'd expect from a three-year-old. For example, we still haven't had the heart ...

Five must-haves in our next home

Our house has been on the market since September and, thanks to Brexit, things have been really slow. We've had a sum total of two viewings. Two! We're reliably informed that the market is picking up locally though and have also dropped our already-reasonable asking price a tad, so are cautiously optimistic. We're not going to dare ...

Mixtapes: Five tracks that could also be messages from my kids

Ever since I published my first Mixtapes post last January, I've been meaning to write another one. Well, film sequels often take a year, so why shouldn't music, eh? The penultimate song on that first playlist was one I thought my children would choose. So, following that theme, here are five tracks that could also be messages ...

My best posts of 2018

Well, it's that time again. Christmas is over and we're in that weird nether period while we wait for everything to start up again in the new year. If nothing else, it's a good opportunity to look back at the last year. As always, it's been a mixed bag. In fact, generally speaking, it's been a game ...

Christmas Parenting Bingo

The Christmas holidays are here and, if you're anything like me, you're not quite ready. In our case, we're largely sorted in terms of shopping and so on, but not mentally or emotionally prepared. This isn't ideal as the break between terms two and three this year is the best part of three weeks. With three ...