Helping Girls Prepare for Periods

My last year of primary school was a milestone in more ways than one. Looking back, I still remember the horror that was Living & Growing. This hour-long telly torture was followed by an educational talk from our incredibly elderly teacher (I say that, she was probably 30). This was how I learned… View Post

Halloween Treats: Popping Chocolate Truffle Monsters

This weekend, Flea and I cooked up some Halloween treats, including these fab little chocolate truffle Halloween monsters. If I say so myself, they’re ridiculously yummy, and dead simple to make, with just a handful of ingredients. Perfect to make with kids this Halloween. Halloween Chocolate Truffle Monsters 350g cooking chocolate (milk) 1/2 cup… View Post

Motherly Mortification

Flea is now 11. So it stands to reason that literally EVERYTHING I say and do is embarrassing these days. “You don’t have to get out of the car at school, you know,” she says to me. Except on the days she’s feeling nervous, when I’m required to get out of… View Post

Senior School: Week One

We survived. Despite the nerves, despite the full-body-shell-shock of a 7.15am wake-up alarm, we survived. Flea is now a fully-fledged secondary school girl. It’s been a really big change, for both of us. And some things took us by surprise. Namely: Kids Make Friends Faster Than You Flea came home the… View Post