travel with me from SAHM to working mum….

Monday musings: can your face betray you?

Last week I bumped into a friend in the supermarket. She asked me what was wrong why was I looking so hassled? I was a little pissed off, having spent … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Best Laid Plans…

The thing about juggling a family with any sort of work or course, where there is a rigid timetable, is the unexpected nature of family life. Things just keep popping … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

What price academic success?

On my way to the station I walk past a smart prep school. Today a family – mum, two children under six, smartly-dressed in regulation coat, hat and gloves – … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Wine O’Clock: don’t feel guilty, it’s just a phase you’re going through

Wine o’clock, parents reaching for the bottle as soon as their kids go to bed, has been in the news again recently following a report sponsored by 4children into parents … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

(Another) New Start

It’s September, my traditional month for new beginnings. School, university, school again (this time as a teacher) then as the mother of school-aged children; the only time I didn’t view … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

When Your Home Is Your ‘Place of Work’

Many people work from home now; it’s no longer a new modern phenomenon. But I’m not writing about those who have an internet link to their office, make cakes in their … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Teenage Fiction

With teen and pre-teen children, and as a secondary school English teacher, I have read and even enjoyed many novels aimed at teenagers or young adults. Some of my favourites … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 11 Comments

10 ways that Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are similar

As previously mentioned, my book group has naively chosen to read 50 Shades of Grey by E L James. I had read an article where she asserted that the Twilight … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 5 Comments

Introducing…guest blogger

A message from my husband: I’m very excited to be asked to write a blog – I’m a blog virgin, and the whole concept of social media seems to have … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Your turn

It’s the day I like the best. Wednesday in May: your turn. Which nutty beauty/toiletry products do you use or have you used? (don’t worry if this is too mundane … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

My first award

Thanks Jeanette!

Another award


kreativeblogger award