the sisterhood
Writing

Everything I Know about The Sisterhood

What is The Sisterhood? I’ve just come back from a gorgeous pilates retreat in the French Pyrenees, and am feeling suitably zen. A lot more zen than I thought I would, which goes to show that I’m better at switching off when I get the chance than I give myself credit for. The surroundings were stunning, the food was incredible and the pilates felt like a cherry on top of a delicious cake. Best of all though, was getting to spend three entire days with a group of amazing women. Ladies who do not bitch about each other behind their …

mostly organic
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Why We Eat Mostly Organic #foodyoucantrust #ad

The term “clean eating” might feel overused, but I make no apologies for my love of it. For my little family, this means eating unprocessed, mostly organic food, and making almost all of it from scratch. I say mostly because it’s unrealistic to cook absolutely every single thing for the five of us, every single day. We have our pre-made cheats, but I scrutinise the labels to ensure there are absolutely no hidden nasties. I only have a handful of brands I truly trust, and my kids love the Organix range which comes with their no junk promise. Eating mostly organic doesn’t …

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

UK Review: PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” #ad

We went to Wembley yesterday to see PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Not that I thought for a second that it might, but it did not disappoint! The children were absolutely enchanted from the second we took our seats until leaving the arena, and continued buzzing about the show for the entire journey home. Most children have a favourite TV program when they’re four, like Freddy is. It will supersede all other programs, and never fails to raise a smile. No matter how glum mood levels are, PAW Patrol is his go-to happy maker. Yesterday he was clad head …

paradise wildlife park
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Paradise Wildlife Park: A Brilliant UK Day Out for all the Family (Broxbourne, Hertfordshire) #ad

If you’re in the market to see animals of all shapes and sizes, I’m pretty sure you’ll love Paradise Wildlife Park. I can see why it’s Europe’s leading zoo, because I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen so much variation under one roof. From reptiles to big cats, penguins to zebras and a life size dinosaur exhibition thrown in for good measure, you’d be hard pressed to not find something for everyone. All three of my children (aged 4-9) were suitably impressed, which is saying something in itself. The park is huge and it was amazing to see how much …

quit sugar
Mental Health

Keeping it Real both Online and IRL

When #SolidariTEA was kicking off last year, I must have been the only “mummy blogger” on the block who didn’t post a photo on social media of kids eating fish fingers with a glass of wine or G&T in the background. I didn’t feel it was morally right to do so, just because everyone else was. Instead I wrote this piece here. The way I saw it, and still do, is a group of highly successful bloggers/authors/merch makers were slated in the Daily Fail (nothing new), and accused of being bad parents for feeding their children still-frozen food whilst swigging …