Why I said no when my young child asked for a smartphone

My eldest son is nearly six. I know, I can’t quite believe it either. And he asked me the other day when he would be…

Getting ready to descend on my mum this summer

Summertime.  My absolute favourite time of year, well, it always used to be anyway.  Then we moved to the Middle East and temperatures start to…

Why I have no plans to KonMari my life

All around me I keep seeing references to KonMari.  The de-cluttering book that will change your life. If you don’t love it, if it doesn’t…

How has money impacted my relationship?

Money.  It’s a taboo subject right?  How much you have, how much you spend, how much you earn.  They’re all questions that are met with…

To My Firstborn: The weight of expectation on your shoulders

To my firstborn, You are the one who made me a mother. The one who has borne the brunt of the mistakes I have made…

My dad may be gone, but he lives on in us

Days after I found out I was pregnant with my eldest I received a phone call from my mum whilst I was at work. My…

Clothes can always be washed, but the memories last a lifetime

I’d say I am pretty easy going as a mum. Sure there are moments when I shout, mainly when their fighting reaches epic proportions.  And…