Raising a Wild Tribe

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raising a boy amongst girls

Raising a boy amongst girls

My incredible boy is often praised for his kindness, his generosity of spirit, his gentle soul. Mums often come up to me in the playground and say how lovely he is “Do you know, your little man just told me that I look beautiful today” […]

The power of three  (and tips for survival)

The power of three (and tips for survival)

When I decided to have a crack at parenting three kids, I’m not sure I knew what I was letting myself in for… I’m not sure how many of you are the right age to remember the cult pretty witch series, ‘Charmed’. My husband certainly […]

Help – I don’t think these children are mine!

Help – I don’t think these children are mine!

I often moan about the fact that because of my back I can no longer exercise. Well, that’s not entirely true. It’s not the fact that my back issues prevent me from exercising rigorously – that is true, but the impression that I ever did […]

Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is this person I don’t know at all?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is this person I don’t know at all?

What is your ‘back story?’ a PR guru asked me? She might now wish she had never asked… The last four years have been a complete ball-ache (well a back ache to be more accurate. In fact it has been a back-absolute-agony!). One morning in […]

Introducing the wild tribe (and a superhero)

Introducing the wild tribe (and a superhero)

Let me introduce the tribe About the tribe? Well, I’m on the wrong side of 40 with 3 crazy kids and a husband. We live in rural Nottinghamshire with regular trips to the big smoke to fuel my need to see more than five people […]


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