Ball pits are totally gross

The next time you head to the soft play centre with your kids, you may what to steer clear of the ball pit area. Whilst parents chit chat, kids running around full of adrenaline, the ball pit with its thousands of soft plastic balls, are keeping a rather murky secret. A new study has found…

Potty Training, when is the right time to start?

In recent months I have thought more about potty training and when is the right time. Speaking to so many different parents, with their individual experiences and their children, finding the right time, may not even be the right time. When you know, you will know. My mum told me before Emily started nursery earlier…

Why businesses should consider remote workers

I totally get it, a couple years ago, the idea of remote working would’ve totally been chaotic. But thanks to technology, Internet, video conferencing, instant messaging, group chats, project management tools plus much more, this business trend is skyrocketing. It’s about saving time and energy and all that it can take for someone to get…

The Dummy Diaries, an update

The last time I wrote about The Dummy Diaries, I had planned that by Easter Sunday, all would be well and bye bye dum dum. Well, it didn’t happen. A few weeks on and still the dummy is a permanent fixture in Emily’s mouth. I’m not impressed with myself. Maybe I should have pressed the…

Should I buy a tablet for my child?

It’s a topic of conversation that’s been floating around this house for months now. More so since Emily has found a fondness for my iPad and Kids YouTube. Whilst she mainly watches Oddbod videos or those that teach about colours and numbers, it’s hard to do any of my work when a 2yo keeps trying…

Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor

A few weeks ago, I had afternoon tea at The Grosvenor on Park Lane and it was fabulous. Thanks to a very lovely client of mine, my birthday present last year was a Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea for two and after months of trying to organise a date that worked for all of us, Sunday…

Dannii “the list” strikes again

Ok so it’s like an ongoing joke that that I’m a bit organised. Which is almost laughable, because those who knew me a few years back will know, I was very much the opposite. Since I’ve had Emily, managing time has become such an important part of my life, I need to write lists so…

This ridiculous weather is playing havoc with my skin.

This last winter has been tiresome. Whilst all four seasons going wild in the last few months, Emily being up and down with every temperature, cold and fever going, I can’t begin to tell you, I’m so over it and just want summer to arrive. Whilst the weather tops and turns, it’s also playing havoc…

Blean Woods is stunning, I’d love to go back

A few weeks ago, on a cloudy rainy day, Emily and I met with my friend Emma and her two boys, Elliot & Adam, and visited Blean Woods in Canterbury. Just a 15 minute drive from Ramsgate, Blean Woods is an enchanting forest and nature reserve. If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a…

Isn’t it about time you tap into the sharing Economy?

If you’re not aware of what the sharing economy is, what planet have you been on in the last few years? In a incredible changing world, the way we use, buy and sell things are very different to that of yesteryear. Rollback 60 years ago, and the assets in a person’s life were very different…

It’s happened, all night sleeping has finally come

A few days ago I wrote about how Emily is now sleeping in her big bed, after we took the sides down to her cot. As if by magic, sleeping in her big girl bed means Emily sleeps all night. Who would’ve thought it? No more waking up in the middle of the night for…

It’s happened, cot bed no more!

We’ve done it. We’ve taken the leap. Fair enough, Emily wasn’t exactly abseiling down the side of the cot or pulling a Bear Grylls whenever she felt like it, but our big leap day with the cot was all down to, space. It might seem barmy to most, but taking those cot sides down have…