The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

This week saw ‘It’ attend his first physiotherapy session since the the hip operation that followed his ‘dice with death’ not so long ago. I won’t bore you with the details again (you can read that here) but it turns out he has not...
Get Creative with Music Room / Giveaway

Get Creative with Music Room / Giveaway

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the importance of creativity. I think our children are so conditioned into achieving good grades in academic subjects at school, that the creative side of their brain is being quashed. My eldest daughter is a bright girl...
The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 47

The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 47

I cannot believe how fast these weeks are going. In 5 weeks time, Christmas will all be over and we will be wondering what on earth all the stress was about. I will be sipping Vin Chaud in the Alps whilst pondering that thought – can’t wait! On to this...
Review & Giveaway: Mum’s Diary 2015

Review & Giveaway: Mum’s Diary 2015

If like me, you’re a mum who needs to get her act together, then sit tight ladies because you’re in for a treat! Or perhaps you have someone in your life who fits that description? Then this could be the perfect Christmas gift…. This little marvel...
On Being a Parent

On Being a Parent

As you all know, the 3 Children and It household is now the proud owner of not one but two teenagers. You might think I’m joking with my glib use of the word ‘proud’ but the fact is, I am proud. Mainly because I’ve come this far and we are all...
Home Alone

Home Alone

I reckon every parent in the land has watched this film, visibly amused by the antics of the mischievous Kevin McCallister but equally concerned at what this cute, but slightly unpredictable, boy is going to do next. How old was Kevin when he was accidentally left...
‘Tis (not yet) the Season to be Jolly

‘Tis (not yet) the Season to be Jolly

There are many a few things that make me irritable in life: empty loo rolls left on the holder; cold callers who simply refuse to take “no” for an answer; impatient drivers who insist on cutting me up at the roundabout just to shave 30 seconds off their...
What Makes You Feel Alive?

What Makes You Feel Alive?

Twice last week this question was directed at me. It’s a thought provoking one for sure. The answer didn’t come easily and I’ve been pondering on it ever since. Mainly because I think we should be doing more of it…..whatever ‘it‘...
The Teenage Guide to Instagram

The Teenage Guide to Instagram

My youngest (and newly teenage) daughter, has recently developed a love affair with Instagram. Please don’t judge my parenting skills, I fought diligently against any flirtation with social media until the required age, but as soon as she reached the magic...