The Things I Wish I had Known Between My First Mental Breakdown and Hitting Rock Bottom Four Years Later

The ten year anniversary of my second mental breakdown is coming up in a few weeks, so it seems fitting to share this post for World Mental Health Day. My first breakdown happened in 2002. It was triggered by a silly decision, which led to falling out with a lot of my then closest friends. […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Potty Training and a Competition to Kick Start your Adventure

I’ve been through potty training three times now, and have had three completely different experiences. This time around we followed the Six Steps to Potty Success, so had clear milestones, advice and tools for each stage of our journey. You can read my previous posts here and here. If I were going back in time to potty […]

How We Overcame Potty Training Regression and Are Completely Nailing it Now

It’s been two months since we embarked on Freddy’s potty training adventure, using the Huggies 6 Steps to Potty Success. At two and a half he was more than ready. He was super keen to switch from nappies to pull ups, and loved wearing his big boy pants over the top. He would also happily sit on the potty […]

How to Host a Birthday Party and Actually Enjoy Yourself

My beautiful, sassy, unique, darling firstborn turned seven today. She was promised a birthday party this year, and started planning it in February. Seriously, the second her brother and sister’s birthdays had been and gone Polly set about making the invitations. We originally thought we had a booking at a large venue, so were free and easy with […]