Testing out a new Hape Caterpillar train set with Amelia #AD

I don’t often do product reviews, unless I really like something or it feels that little bit different… and the Caterpillar train set from Hape Toys is definitely that! Make the hungry caterpillar wiggle its way down the tracks, looking for something tasty to eat. Suitable for play both on and off the tracks, this…

When your child gets sick – a guest post by Lynn Morrison

It doesn’t matter when you do it, making the leap back into the workforce after having a child is stressful. You plan, you fret, you lose sleep and make lists while lying awake. After you arrange for daycare or school pick-ups, pack lunches and zip up backpacks, there is one giant roadblock left staring you…

Your six point checklist for returning to work

A guest post, by Laura Duggal, a career coach for mums It can be absolutely terrifying returning to work after a career break or maternity leave.  That place you used to saunter into with coffee in hand, ease into your comfy chair and smile at all the faces you knew so well. But now you’ve…

Finding my Tribe

First an apology… I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet on here over the last few months, but there has been a very good reason. I’ve been busy setting up my own PR consultancy, Tribe PR. Yep that’s right, after over 10 years in PR working for others, I’ve finally followed my dream and gone…

Mindful parenting

Ever feel like you are about to lose your rag with your little one?! With a very headstrong and vocal toddler, who seems to have a meltdown over me doing something as simple as cutting up her croissant at breakfast, there are definitely times I need to step away and take a breath. Mindfulness and…

Babysitting apps: lifesaver for parents or a worry?

I did a little thing for Huff Post parents recently about babysitting apps. Have you ever used a babysitting app yourself? When asked about babysitting apps, this is what I said: I’ve heard loads of good things about Bubble as a babysitting app especially from parents in London. Sadly I live in the middle of nowhere in…