Category Archives: Children

Trapped in the Housewife Hole

I feel trapped. When I had my first child, I made the decision not to return to work after taking maternity leave. The job I left wasn’t a career. I simply worked part-time as a retail assistant (in a high-street … Continue reading

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Top of the Class – Teachers get 15% off at Paperchase

Hello teachers! Oh yes, you only have one week left before we return our little darlings to your care for five days in the week. I trust you all enjoyed your summer holiday. We mostly did, apart from the drama … Continue reading

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Back to School with Clarks

Clarks – Shop the Kids’ School Shoe Collection now with Free Standard Delivery on all orders – Click here Oh yes, it is time to think about going back to school! Sorry kids!! I’m not sorry. My girls have missed … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping

Do you need to start back to school shopping for your children? I remember when I was a child and my mum would start shopping for school supplies when the holiday hadn’t even finished. What was she thinking? I never … Continue reading

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I Want My New Shoes!

My daughters seem to need new shoes just about every week. They must be growing fast! I would like a new pair of sandals, since I haven’t yet found a decent pair that fit properly, but we are a single … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Pagan Festivals

1, Pagan festivals break up the year into smaller sections, so we always have a fun celebration to prepare for. This month it is Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the first harvest festival. 2, Pagan festivals usually involve lots of dancing and … Continue reading

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School Summer Holidays

School is out for summer, hooray! We have been very busy during the past academic year, and both me and my girls are exhausted. Being a parent in general is exhausting, but when you have to do the school run … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Killer Queen

I am a VERY PROUD MUMMY! Last week my eldest daughter took to the stage in her school summer play, a production of We Will Rock You adapted from the Ben Elton musical. My daughter landed the role of Killer … Continue reading

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I’m Just Mummy, or Mum, or Mam

Hello! Last week I wrote about my frustrations regarding going to work and feeling pressured to do a “proper job.” I’m not sure if it relates to my ongoing reiki practice (ok, I am sure), but I received some insights … Continue reading

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The Day Our Daughter Nearly Died

It has been twelve months since our eldest daughter almost died. She caught an ear infection one weekend, got sent home from school, received some ear drops from the doctor, and we thought she would recover in a couple of … Continue reading

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