The perfect blogging gift list
Today we are talking Santa’s wish lists in 12 Days of Parenting, do check out some of the other posts from my fellow bloggers including Spice, Life and Laugh and Monkey and Mouse. I am trying to focus on my parent blog at the moment, I thought I would chat about bloggers gift lists, or wish […]
What do you do if your kids take a sick day?
I thought we were done with the winter colds and fevers but alas, no, here in spring term and I have my youngest off. All 3 had days off towards the end of the autumn term just as the Christmas productions were beginning. He has been complaining on and off all week about not feeling well […]
Returning to work …. 5 top tips on leaving baby
It’s not easy returning to work after maternity leave. I have had two kids, and was back in the saddle after nine months with the first, and 11 months for the second. The second wasn’t any easier than the first. Practice does not make perfect when you’re a working mum. However, you can make the […]
How do us parents REALLY feel when they go back to school?
So they have been back at school for some for a week or so now. On the first few days of term, this was circulating the old Facebook timeline-y thang…. Post by Helen Neale. I sort of smiled when I saw it, and did the done thang and shared it. Then I actually sat […]
GetPaidTo: Surprise yourself and earn from your armchair
I was recently asked to review the GetPaidTo website as a way for earning a few extra pounds as a mum. My work at home journey has been fraught, and just ever so slightly bumpy and generally not how I actually imagined it would be at all. I am clearly the ideal person to take a look at a […]
What the hell is domain authority anyway and why should we track it?
That is a question I ask myself all the time… I have asked people who know, I have thought I knew, and I have looked at it with my sonic screw driver in my hand (you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind, obviously) for a hell of a long time – but NEVER ONCE […]
What does Shared Parental Leave mean to ME?
If you are anything like me, sometimes politics just all seems too much. The choices seem to become even more blurred , or more extreme, and I find it hard to know what one political party believe from one minute to the next. However, I have always been acutely interested in the developments around helping parents […]
10 tips to stop you missing your kids performances #mummyfail
Both this and last week I committed yet another moment of massive working at home mummy naughtiness. #mummyfail There is nothing worse than being told by your child that you have forgotten something and can’t be there for them when they thought that you were going to be. My wee boy’s face fell as he […]
Destination Digital – FREE advice for women in Cambridgeshire: Cofficing back into the working world
Sometimes writing this blog, and running this site has thrown me the odd curveball, and an amazing opportunity lands in my lap. That was what happened a few weeks ago, when I found myself at the Cambridgeshire County Council (“CCC”) offices talking about my journey developing KiddyCharts and my championing of the new flexible […]
5 reasons to be a tiger or can a phone call change your life?
Sometimes I look back on my journey at KiddyCharts, and wonder how the hell I actually got here… The free charts we have were just a wee idea I had. One afternoon, when my little boy was at nursery, I decided that I would just find a few people on the internet who might be […]