How to get a flat stomach after having twins? Don’t bother, eat cake and be happy.

Last week I finally hit my Slimming World target. I say finally, because to be honest, I should have hit it months ago if I’d just put my mind to it. And stopped eating cake. And drinking wine. After giving birth to Toddler I lost more weight in less time than I have after the… Continue reading How to get a flat stomach after having twins? Don’t bother, eat cake and be happy.

Taking twins to baby groups can be a right pain in the arse – unless you find the right one

Baby groups. Two words that can send the fear of God into some mums, at the same time as filling others with glee. Okay, glee might not be QUITE the right word - I’m not entirely sure I’ve ever felt ‘gleeful’ about going to a baby group, but you get my meaning. You either love… Continue reading Taking twins to baby groups can be a right pain in the arse – unless you find the right one

The *almost love/*almost hate relationship of a toddler and new twins

  WE’VE all seen it, those cute pics of a toddler ‘cradling’ their newborn sibling propped on the settee with a million cushions behind them. Yep, definitely one for the family album, or even a giant frame on the wall? We’ve all got friends whose toddlers are obsessed with their new baby brother or sister,… Continue reading The *almost love/*almost hate relationship of a toddler and new twins

TRAVEL REVIEW: How having a ‘proper holiday’ with three young kids really IS possible

LET’S be honest, there’s no such thing as a holiday when you have young children. I mean it’s just same shit different location, isn’t it? It’s not an actual BREAK. Having three boys under the age of three (hands full, yes I know, thanks), I can pretty much tell you for definite that’s how I… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: How having a ‘proper holiday’ with three young kids really IS possible

The early days with three under 2.5 – good job it’s a blur.

Luckily the first couple of months with newborn twins is a massive blur. But one thing I do remember is that it wasn’t entirely a whole load of fun. Mind you, I can’t say the first 8 weeks of Toddler’s life was much cop either if I’m honest. Is having a baby even supposed to… Continue reading The early days with three under 2.5 – good job it’s a blur.

Three under three? Goodbye fancy car, hello box on wheels

Remember The Other Half’s reaction to the news of twins? “We’re going to need a bigger car”. Typical male thought, I’d say. And a totally reasonable one at that, if not slightly devoid of emotion, but I’ll let him have that one. I was outpouring enough emotion for the both of us.  Turns out needing… Continue reading Three under three? Goodbye fancy car, hello box on wheels

Will I ever ‘nip’ anywhere again?

Remember those days when you would pick up your bag, phone and keys - and walk straight out the front door? Are those days really gone forever the second you have kids? We’ve all seen the Michael McIntyre sketch about how long it takes to get everyone ready, and it’s so true! Having one kid… Continue reading Will I ever ‘nip’ anywhere again?

PRODUCT REVIEW: Gummee Glove and Molar Mallet

Is there anything worse than a teething baby? Really? All that dribble, those sore hands they seem to be intent on shoving down their throats and the sopping wet clothes. Oh and the fact they’re probably in a considerable amount of pain. Should that have been first on my list? We’ve all rushed out to… Continue reading PRODUCT REVIEW: Gummee Glove and Molar Mallet

TRAVEL REVIEW: How to make a kids’ holiday easier – take the grandparents

The last holiday I went on with my parents was to Dorset, at the age of 15. Fast forward  21 years, and it seemed quite fitting that when we invited Mum and Dad to join us on a week’s break, we returned to the county. Well, that’s how I sold it to them, anyway. The… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: How to make a kids’ holiday easier – take the grandparents

TRAVEL REVIEW: Posh hotel is perfect place for ‘mumoliday’ with friends

I’ve just been on a ‘mumoliday’. No, I didn’t know what one was either - but I can now highly recommend it. Apparently this rising phenomenon of a ‘mumoliday’ or ‘mumcation’ is when Mums holiday together with friends, Dads are left at home and the focus is on having fun with the girls and kiddies.… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Posh hotel is perfect place for ‘mumoliday’ with friends