The size of my family is none of your business

the size of my family is none of your business

To my surprise, I’m a mum of five. It still feels odd saying that. With five children, I’m a prime target for comments about the size of my family. Often I’m asked, ‘you’re done now?’ or ‘the shop is shut, right?’. Once you have one child, you’re asked when you’re having a second. If youRead more

Escape to Everywhere – 7+ simple Book Week costumes

Escape to Everywhere is the 2017 Book Week theme. I’m scrambling to come up with two book week costumes to fit the theme. Why, oh why, do schools give parents such short notice for the costume parade? We sat down in front of the boy’s bookshelf and pulled out books that fit the Escape toRead more

We finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree!

finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree

‘We finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree’ is in collaboration with Gumtree.  Do you ever buy things from Gumtree? Mr Wallace has an addiction to Gumtree. I’ll admit I was dubious about buying second hand things, but he’s converted me. People sell amazing stuff on Gumtree, for a fraction of the price you’dRead more

I can and I am! Part Two of my twin breech birth story

vaginal twin breech birth story twin a

Friday 24 February 2017 was the twins due date. The day arrived but the twins hadn’t. Nor had they turned from their breech positions. You can read part one of my twin breech birth story here. I’d convinced my amazing Obstetrician to wait until Monday for labour to start spontaneously. I’d be 40+3. The littlest lad wasRead more

I can and I will! Part one of my twin breech birth story

twin breech birth

Unsurprisingly, finding time to write the twin’s birth story has been tricky. Gosh, five kids makes most things tricky! Here’s part one of my twin breech birth story, it’s a long one. After three healthy, straightforward pregnancies and births, a twin pregnancy was a whole new ball game. I was told all of the usual thingsRead more