Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!

If you are recently contemplating your own early death as the only viable coping mechanism for parenting teenagers… then fear not!!! I am going to bring to you regular positive point prompts (from my new book) of why having teenagers is awesome. So let’s start right here: 1) No alarm clock needed on a weekendContinue reading “Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!”

2016 – Off you F ……

My facebook newsfeed (I guess like yours) is full of a pure split of mood today. You have the kind of people who are stereotypical for New Years Eve – you know the ‘New Year, New Me’ people. And then the rebels, who find this tradition far too uncool and therefore have to take oneContinue reading “2016 – Off you F ……”

An 80’s Christmas Advent

There are not many perks to having teenagers, let’s just be honest for a minute. Although there will always be some twat reading this who frowns at their screen reminiscing of all their ‘Walton’ moments. Actually, now you have made me ponder it … there may be a couple! For example, having somebody to makeContinue reading “An 80’s Christmas Advent”

Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?

Being a mental mother, there are lots of complexities in my life. Of course there are the children, the husband, the work environment and …. the dog!!! Now I am sure there are many a dog lover in the midst of you, and don’t get me wrong I love my dog too, but he isContinue reading “Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?”

Teenagers v’s Parents

Sooooooo everyone makes mistakes, right? I think even ‘mistake’ might be too strong a word…. let’s just leave it at ‘over reaction’. Mornings are not my favourite time I must admit. With a full time (very demanding job) and 3 (very demanding) children, two being teenagers .. it was never going to be rainbows andContinue reading “Teenagers v’s Parents”

Playground Perils

Only the working mum who never ever, ever gets to drop off/pick up her little seedlings from school would ever be envious of the school run! To the stay at home mother or the mother that gets to partake some days …. it is one of the torturous aspects to parenting. It shouldn’t be – IContinue reading “Playground Perils”

New Years Eve 2015 – I bring to you … The Master Plan

Your Social media is no doubt jammed with the obligatory New Years Day Blogs – where we all commit our innermost strength to bringing about immediate change to our somewhat tempestuous lifes, generating great wealth and of course losing that much resented extra weight and becoming somewhat of a super parent.  You will be happyContinue reading “New Years Eve 2015 – I bring to you … The Master Plan”

Summer Slip Ups – Part 1

Summer Holidays! Yay! Unless you are me of course. Don’t get me wrong, on paper I had an amazing summer planned with perfect precision. Nights out with friends, manic parties at our pad, sleepovers, shopping trips, days out with the kids, picnics, games days, watching TV (a rare luxury in my life), weekends away withContinue reading “Summer Slip Ups – Part 1”

Farewell the year of 2013

It’s been a long time since I have blogged but I couldn’t let the year pass without one post at least.  I have just re-read my New Year’s Eve post from the year previous: it seems my year was a little disappointing to me to say the least. So has this year been more fulfilling?Continue reading “Farewell the year of 2013”

Holiday Adventures – Part 1

It’s that time of year where we finally have the opportunity to not spend every penny of our wages on Christmas presents that our children will probably never even take out of the box, and instead of taking that rare opportunity and lavishing ourselves with gifts, as a nation we usually book that annual summerContinue reading “Holiday Adventures – Part 1”