How to change the world

Sometimes, horrible things happen to other people we don’t know, which leave us feeling shaken, sick, full to the brim with sadness and angry. In those moments we are also left feeling helpless. Given the current news, I’ve been trying to keep busy, but as I made my daughter’s bed, a sad thought flashed into my mind…their…

The Mummy Rules Reading Club

The Reading Club #1 Welcome to Mummy Rules’ first reading club. Grab a cuppa, or even better, a large glass of wine and make yourself comfortable. Each month we’ll be talking about what we’ve been reading and then we’ll decide on our next book. It’s like a book club, but err, not. And don’t worry, you…

How to Read a Book (After Children)

Do you laugh when someone asks you what your hobbies are? This question was last posed to me in January; the recipient to my raucous laugh seemed surprised at my reaction. It was a good question to ask though because it made me realise the answer: I didn’t have any. I was becoming dull and…

Running without shoes

This post has been written in support of Mental Health Awareness Week and the Heads Together campaign.  Once upon a time, I ran out of the house and down the road, in the rain with no shoes on. In a few seconds of rationale I had grabbed my wellies but my main mission was clear: get out,…