How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People

Passive aggressive people are some of the most annoying people I know. And I’m including people over 30 who wear dungarees in that statement, so you can see how strongly I feel. I’m quite a direct person.┬áI certainly don’t enjoy confrontation, and I’ll usually walk away to avoid it. But… View Post

Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2017 Review

Like most families, we try and do our bit for the environment when we can, but I’d never really considered driving a hybrid car. I suppose I thought they might lack power, or that they’re slower, or complicated. I’m sure that sounds daft to a hybrid driver, but it’s just… View Post

Nine Years of Memories

I noticed, almost in passing, that my blog is nine years old this week. Nine years.┬áImagine! How it all Started… Flea wasn’t quite three years old, when I started writing Who’s the Mummy. I remember taking the photo at the top of this post, at about that time. Marriage was… View Post

Top Tips on Reducing Food Waste

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with top domestic appliance maker Haier to understand more about food waste, and how to reduce it in our family. As a small family, we do struggle with food waste. It’s all too easy to buy something and only use half the… View Post

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