Discovering Children’s Reflexology

Have you heard of reflexology? Do you know what it is? Once clueless a few months ago, it has now become my regular treat: as enjoyable as a child-free glass of wine and as essential as getting my contact lenses delivered each month. I stumbled across it after reading this blog post from Mum in a Nutshell. At…

Poltimore Festival

Festival season is here again! And it seems this year more than ever, there is a festival for everyone. Kid or grown-up; music lover or bookworm; hippie or accountant, as long as you like the outdoors and don’t mind our typical British weather, you don’t have to travel far to find your perfect match. I haven’t been…

Why mums need to date each other

Date nights seem to be the holy grail of parental freedom to us these days, especially if my husband and I go to a restaurant together: delicious food served hot, no need to take one child to the toilet umpteen times whilst squeezing the other one into a highchair and fishing food off the floor…

Present ideas for mummies that rule

There are loads of magazine articles and blog posts at the moment about what to get various family members for Christmas… “stuck for ideas?!”…I find them useful but actually the most difficult thing I find is when someone says to me, “what would YOU like for Christmas?” Sorry, me? Me? Someone is asking ME what…

Made In Devon: a review of the Naturalmat cot-bed mattress

I love Devon. The sea and it’s beaches: from the rugged to the beautiful. The quirky local towns and villages. The bleakness of the moor and the mysterious stories it holds. The contrasting character of Plymouth; (one minute you are fighting the crowds in Primark and half an hour later chilling on the Hoe looking out to sea) and…

Review of Fade Away Sleep Sounds

Babies cry, what’s new? I am fortunate enough to have a very contented little baby in my youngest, which I know, is an absolute blessing. You might be surprised however, that this has it’s disadvantages. She may be the happiest soul I know, most of the time, but she is also a baby. And babies cry. Babies…

A Mother’s Quest for Sleep

“Make the most of your sleep” my work colleagues said to me, before I left for maternity leave. “My one tip for you” said my friend, already tired and graced with two children, “sleep now. Sleep as much as you can. Binge on it. Lie in every single day. Go to bed early. Take naps.…

Toddler sense to the rescue

Today was one of those mornings where…baby is having a growth spurt (grumpy and feeding constantly), toddler is vying for attention even more than usual and mummy feels rubbish. I am pretty sure I am coming down with something…which is not good because there is no time to be ill when you are a mummy! I…