Why do people always say: “You’ve got your hands full” when all you really want to hear is: “Can I give you a hand?”
Growing up in the Army
Listening to the youngest members of Army families. What impact does having a serving parent have on a child?
Choosing a Baby Name
It should be one of the joys of pregnancy but in reality it can be a battle of wills between you and the other half or worse still the whole family.
Review of Pennywell Farm
The six year old’s eyes lit up when he heard the magic word Pennywell, always a good sign and far more reliable than Trip Advisor.
Flying with Kids
Three hours in a confined space with impatient children? At least the trolley is stocked with small bottles of gin.
Jobs for the Girls
Do you have pink jobs and blue jobs in your home? Perhaps it's time to show our daughters all a woman can do and can be.
Working on Your Wellbeing
Army life can seem like an endurance test not just for soldiers but their spouses too.
Proud to Buy Preloved
It’s time to come clean about a dirty secret.. I love doing it. My husband is really good at it. My mother has earned quite a reputation for it. We all get a buzz out of buying second-hand.
Sleep Glorious Sleep
Everyone warns you to get ready for the broken nights when a baby is on the way but it’s not like you can be sensible and save up.
Married to the Army
There is no contract to sign and no extra clause in the wedding vows but when you become an Army spouse or partner do you have to accept that your career will take a backseat?
A Letter to My Threenager
I wonder whether an actual adolescent will be easier to negotiate with than a stubborn threenager. They warn you about the terrible twos but the year that follows is often far more fraught.
Turn on the taps and let the hot water flow. Taking a break and seeking sanctuary as a busy mum.
V is for Vulva
From front bottom, fanny, fairy and foof to noonie, hoo-ha and peach. Talking to your daughter about what to call her private parts.
“How’s the weather up there?”The truth about growing up tall and bringing up tall girls.
Converted to camping
A family holiday under canvas, would it be heaven or hell? Time to find out.