I spent Saturday at a blogging conference. During the sessions an common piece of advice was that a successful blog needs a clearly defined niche. As I chatted to a friend afterwards she suggested that perhaps my niche could be 'the outdoorsy Mum blog' since I post a lot about our adventures outdoors. I thought about it and concluded that narrowing my topics down like this would feel Read More.
Yesterday we woke to a perfect spring day. Warm, bright, and still, definitely a day to get out of the city. We decided to make use of our Westonbirt Arboretum membership passes and spend the day in the woods. Last time we were at Westonbirt, in early April, spring had just begun and the blossoms were in bud with a promise of colour on it's way. This time everything was in full bloom and the colour Read More.
I love a bargain. I like to save money on everything from my weekly shopping to my family holiday (this is how I afford my family holiday). Recently I discovered Groupon, in fact I discovered the Groupon app for my iphone, and it did rather tickle my fancy. Basically it is a website offering discount coupons to use on products or services with local or national companies. To find out more about how Read More.
It has been one of those weeks. Wonder Girl is recovering from a nasty virus and her sleep patterns are all over the place (and I am a bit of a short tempered cow when I haven't had enough sleep). I have spent a large part of the last couple of days trying to get her to nap, unsuccessfully. Rocking her till my arms almost drop off. Gingerly placing her in her cot (Yeah, I know Gina blooming Ford,I'm Read More.
As I mentioned in an earlier post when I was a child I wanted to grow up to be Madonna. My mum had a friend, who at the time was the closest I had come to a professional performer. Her friend you see had done one term at a famous theatre school (before dropping out). She had also performed as one of Snow Whites dwarfs in a local amateur theatre companies Christmas show. Obviously, this meant she Read More.
As the children have been off preschool and there usual activities for 7 weeks this summer, I decided that this would be a good time to get Robo Boy (my middle child) out of nappies. While he and Wonder Girl were both in nappies I was having to wash ten or more nappies per day, so you could say I had a big motivator to get this stage of parenting done. Anyway, I decided that as I had a camping trip Read More.