Parent friendly supermarkets | Open Letter


Dear un-parent friendly supermarkets (I’m looking at you Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda), We are being reminded constantly that Aldi and Lidl are beating you in the food wars , so I thought I’d pass on some market research on what you can do to be parent friendly supermarkets. This research has been conducted specifically

Modern Mum’s Guide to Housework


Being the woman who has it all can be tough because it often means you’re also the woman who does it all. Despite women making huge strides in the workplace, they can still end up doing the majority of the “traditional” parenting and housework as well. Many families today have a much more equal division

Living Arrows 20/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

Living Arrows 19/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Review


Taking a little one abroad seems a daunting task when they do not travel lightly. So we opted for a visit to Center Parcs at Whinfell Forest, Cumbria as we could pack the entire contents of our house and put them in our car to take with us! It was approximately one hour and fifteen

Living Arrows 18/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Living Arrows 17/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Places to visit with children in County Durham


Here are my tips for places to visit with children in County Durham. Ten months into this parenting job and I’m still a little bit scared of being stuck on the A1, at the Angel of the North with the little one, so many of the great things to do I have seen online in

Living Arrows 16/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai


If you love animals – Elephant Nature Park,  elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand is an absolute must. Ran by Lek Chailert – who has been named Asian Hero of the Year by Times Magazine, because of her amazing achievements and tenacity to educate on the hideous tourist trap of riding elephants. The park

Living Arrows 15/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

MMR – What are the options


I have been against the MMR vaccination since before I had a child. Now I have a nine-month-old, the time is fast approaching where he is going to get that appointment letter through the door and I am terrified. I wasn’t given some of my childhood vaccinations due to seizures when one of my parents