Would you pay money to attend a children’s birthday party?

I read in the paper a few months back that a single mother was asking parents to pay £6 a head for their children to come to her twins 5th birthday party and she was ridiculed online for it. Ruma Ali, 29, asked parents to help with the cost of boys Shiyan and Kiyan’s celebration at…

It’s good to laugh 😂

It’s really good to have a laugh. It’s also really great to share a laugh with friends, family and your partner. It’s infectious. Bonus it improves your health too. Laughing draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in your body. It has some great health benefits and strengthens your immune…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

TV in 2018 – so far so good

2017 did pretty well in terms of TV but 2018 is not holding back and it’s got some blinders to watch out for. So what has this year got to offer? Kick off your slippers, get comfy on the sofa and tuck into some of the best TV to start the year. Enjoy! McMafia From…

Why it’s important to have a smear test

If you’re a woman over the age of 25, you will most likely have been invited to take a cervical screening test, otherwise known as a smear test. I had my first smear test when I was 24, I was using the coil as one of my methods of contraception and I often found I…

Come slim with me 

I have tried various diets since Emily arrived and failed on just as many losing the weight. I’ve tried Slimming World, a milkshake or two, restricting calories, different diets, following a dvd and plan and still I’m not where I want to be with my weight and it’s all down to bloody motivation. Oh and…

Parents who fail at parenting

Parenting isn’t easy. Emily is 15m and walking everywhere and as amazing as it is that she is taking those big old steps and she’s exploring the world, you need eyes everywhere- at the back of your head just doesn’t cut it anymore. Tiny humans are crazy. In a world where everything is shared constantly…

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

Emily wants to run before she can walk properly

And so it began, Emily has been taking the walk world by storm. Emily is walking, fast and everywhere. That and the need to constantly climb, abseil or balance off things. It’s exciting to see her walk around everywhere, exploring and taking an interest in something new and exciting. But what goes with this amazing…

Why I’m disappointed with the revival of Will and Grace

Back in the day, American sitcom Will and Grace, was groundbreaking- it was witty, cheeky, silly and dived in places that most were to scared to go to. The hit TV series, constantly nominated but never winning awards, took the world by storm, but it didn’t matter, they had their millions of followers, from afar,…

Since when have children’s toys become so ridiculously expensive?

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who has 3 kids older than Emily. The subject started off with my super organisation skills when it came to buying presents, something that came into place when I was pregnant and sort of stuck. There’s so many people in Sam’s and my family, that…