Parenting Pre-Teens and Why You Know Nothing

My name is Sally, and I’m a terrible parent. But it’s alright. I’ve realised that everyone parenting a pre-teen is a pretty terrible parent. Here’s the thing. You spend ten years perfecting your parenting technique on this little person, safe in the knowledge that any mistakes can be fixed. Probably.… View Post

Exploring the Best of Booths

Stop what you’re doing because I’m about to change your whole life. If you’re after the most perfect summer side-dish or snack, then here’s what you need to do: get some really good, fresh vine tomatoes out of the fridge, and leave them for 15 minutes. Next, slice them in… View Post

#Mumlife: I Can’t Get no Sleep

There’s a song that bounces round my head sometimes. “I can’t get no sleep.”  I’d tell you which song exactly, but I’m too tired to think straight. Recently, I’ve struggled to get enough sleep. Not to fall asleep, you understand. I can fall asleep standing up in a rainstorm. My… View Post

Helping Kids Cope with Failure

Me and failure are pretty well acquainted. When I was nine, I forgot my lines on stage during a primary school production where my role was “bubonic plague”.  Not wanting to stop the show, I improvised my lines. For about ten minutes. It was a memorable show, for all the… View Post

Why you NEED to see Wonder Woman

I took Flea to see Wonder Woman this weekend. Have you seen it yet? In this house, we were so excited to watch that we got tickets for the midnight showing. And the late night was very definitely worth it. Wonder Woman isn’t a perfect movie, by any means. But… View Post