#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

When Summer is a Study Break

Today, I am mostly hating Facebook Memories. Apparently, this time last year I was in Dubai. The year before, it was France and Majorca. 2014? Sunning myself in Mauritius. Before that, it was Jordan, before that Biarritz… This year I’m at home in Lytham St Annes, and it’s raining. But it’s… View Post

Single Parent Dreams v Reality: The Weekend

Like many kids with divorced parents, Flea spends alternate weekends with her Dad. Although she doesn’t sleep over at his place, she’s out of the house from 10am to around 7 or 8pm, giving me LOADS of free time. Single parenting can be tough sometimes, but all that free time?… View Post