When I was little, I was taught that family comes first. It was everything. Family was to be cherished and prioritised before anything else. I remember one Christmas when my dad sat down with myself and the next brother down from me. We wrote an agreement on a scrap of paper. It said that no… Continue reading Does Family Still Come First?
I posted on my Instagram recently about a family trip we took to watch the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch and got quite a few questions about it. I thought it might be easier to write about it in a blog. This way I can hopefully answer everything in one go. I don’t claim to… Continue reading Family Days: Mini Festival at Brands Hatch
I’m going to start this with a bit of a disclaimer. I love my husband. He makes me smile, he is my team mate and he gives the best hugs. But, having said that, I don’t believe it is possible to have a fairy tale ending or happily ever after and there are times when… Continue reading I Don’t Believe in a Fairy Tale Ending
I have to take a minute to be honest. Despite being a parent for more than 16 years now, I can honestly say that I am just as clueless as I was the first time
Someone once told me that you won’t remember what you were given for Christmas when you were 10, but you will remember who you spent it with. On a separate occasion, another close friend pointed out that we can’t take ‘things’ with us. All we really have is our memories. The more I think about… Continue reading Memories Rather Than Gifts
We have a lot of Christmas traditions…I thought I would share with you a few of our favourites. Feel free to take our traditions and turn them in to your own.
Are you done? Do you think you will have more? When’s the next one? You’ve got so many already, what’s one more? Is that it now? These are all questions I’ve been asked over the years. With 5 children of my own and a step-son, people always think I’m going to have more; especially now… Continue reading Any more?
When the country first went into lockdown, back in March, I think I felt the same combination of fear, panic and dread that all parents felt. Whether you have one child or an entire football team, the prospect of being confined to home with only an hours exercise each day was daunting. Prior to lockdown,… Continue reading Educating a large family during lockdown