Month: September 2017

How do you create a happy bedtime?

How do you create a happy bedtime?

Sleep begets sleep… I’m a firm believer that a calm bedtime leads to better sleep, better sleep leads to more sleep and a happier morning. I love bedtimes in our house. And I dread them too. That’s because I have kids of different ages. Small […]

It takes a village (and a city) to raise a child

It takes a village (and a city) to raise a child

There is an old African proverb that says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. I remember saying this over and over to myself as I left our city life to move to the midst of rural Nottinghamshire. I repeated it in the hope […]

Messy kids? Teach them to tidy up with the ‘Sunday Box’

Messy kids? Teach them to tidy up with the ‘Sunday Box’

I’ll let you all into a little secret…my kids are messy people. Very, very messy people. I can blitz this house, tidy and clean it to within an inch of its life, stage it like something out of Homes and Gardens and within twenty minutes […]

‘Carrot Cake’ energy bites – the perfect solution when you need something sweet but healthy

‘Carrot Cake’ energy bites – the perfect solution when you need something sweet but healthy

Carrot Cake Ball Recipe I have adapted this amazing Carrot Cake Ball recipe from one given to me by Medical Herbalist, Candice from Naturalibrium. They have saved me from many a guilty cake-fest and taste amazing. The kids love helping to make them (and eating […]

An open letter to the snooty woman outside Laura Ashley who looked down her nose at us

An open letter to the snooty woman outside Laura Ashley who looked down her nose at us

Dear Snooty Woman Yes you. The one with the immaculate hair, the newly manicured nails and the on-trend coat. Yes you. The one who felt she had some God-given right to look down her snooty nose and sneer at me and my wonderful children. I […]

This simple £30 solution revolutionised the school run! (and saved my sanity)

This simple £30 solution revolutionised the school run! (and saved my sanity)

I can’t be the only mother in the land who dreads the school run – who morphs from a slightly drowsy Mary Poppins to a fully-crazed Cruella by the time I have shouted at a small person to “put on your flamin’ shoes” for the […]

Gluten free and dairy free almond butter and oat biscuits

Gluten free and dairy free almond butter and oat biscuits

These gluten-free and dairy-free biscuits are delicious! They are chewy, nice and sticky and make life feel better (and if the kids don’t hurry up and come home from school I’m going to end up eating them all in one sitting – never my best […]

Putting the ‘Wild’ back into Wild Mama

Putting the ‘Wild’ back into Wild Mama

I’m on a bit of a journey. A journey to put the ‘Wild’ back into ‘Wild Mama’ Those of you who read my very first post ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is this person I don’t know at all’ will know that my life […]

The only gluten-free chocolate cake recipe you will ever need

The only gluten-free chocolate cake recipe you will ever need

This is quite simply THE best chocolate cake  you will ever bake (and nobody will ever know it is gluten-free). We took this to a party last weekend and the response was amazing “wow, who baked this showstopper?”, “tell me this came from a shop, […]


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