HOLIDAYS WITH KIDS – take them or leave them?

HOLIDAYS WITH KIDS – take them or leave them?

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing; the summer holidays will be upon us soon. The word holiday carries an entirely different meaning once you’re a parent. Katie Kirby in her book “Hurrah for Gin” refers to them as “hellidays”, but does that always have to be […]

One week as a Vegetarian

One week as a Vegetarian

The first of “The Kin Project” weekly challenges to “Eat Less Face” is up! So, what does one week eating vegetarian look like? Well first up, there better be a couple of disclaimers. 1) I can’t eat wheat or dairy so that was factored in too. 2) The meals I made were predominantly family friendly […]

Have you heard about The Kin Project?

Have you heard about The Kin Project?

Have you heard about The Kin Project? I stumbled upon it last week and was so excited by it that I immediately signed up, and invited several friends to as well. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until everyone knows about it. Why? Because it’s a simple idea that everyone can work into […]

Review | Jack & Jillaroo Dribble Bibs

Review | Jack & Jillaroo Dribble Bibs

Since I had my first child and discovered the World of bandana bibs, I have had my beady eye on Jack & Jillaroo. Their patterns, their ethos, their story – just everything about them appealed to me. However, for one reason or another I never ended up buying any for my firstborn. Fortunately for me, […]

SLEEP SOLUTIONS – Let sleeping parents lie

SLEEP SOLUTIONS – Let sleeping parents lie

When you become a new parent, your conversations will generally revolve around three things: nappies – of which there are plenty, feeding – there is always too much or too little and sleep – which you can basically give up on. What’s that? You are a new parent and you are sleeping?! Don’t tell anyone […]

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION – Bring that Mummy back to me!

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION – Bring that Mummy back to me!

And then I said it. “I think I have postnatal depression.” The words hung heavy in the air between my husband and I. They just tumbled out of my mouth. Neither of us knew what to say next. It’s not the first time that I have dealt with postnatal depression, or depression for that matter. […]

PARENTS & PARTNERS – Becoming better at romance and parenting

PARENTS & PARTNERS – Becoming better at romance and parenting

With Valentine ’s Day approaching, what are your plans? Romance and parenting aren’t two words you often see close together. If these words were at school, they’d be at opposite sides of the canteen. Popular Romance would be giggling with wild abandon while Parenting would be slumped over a chair probably sleeping with her mouth […]