The Ultimate Gift Guide for Cool Country Kids

What to Buy Cool Outdoorsy Kids for Christmas With three kids of different ages, friends and family often ask what to get them for Christmas.  Most kids these days have far too many toys and I love the idea of ‘Something you want, something you…

What To Buy A Stylish Country Mama – The Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Gift List for the Stylish Country Mama I love shopping for presents for people too, the pondering over what to buy, the decisions, the wrapping…everything. But I know that some people don’t share my enthusiasm for the gift buying experience…some people (my husband included)…

Creating a logo for my new venture

This week I have had great fun playing around with a clever online service called LogoJoy. Logojoy guides you through the process of creating your own logo, and, if you are the kind of person who doesn’t fiddle around with designs for hours, makes quick…

Getting through the festive season with kids – lactose free!

Two years ago… Our lactose free journey began almost two years ago, my then four year old daughter got a horrible sickness and diarrhoea bug. School was a no-go zone and she flopped around like a small rag doll with little energy and none of…

Gluten free and vegetarian homemade mince pie filling – better than any shop bought jar!

I always used to think my mum was crazy for making mince pie filling when you could just grab a jar from the supermarket or pick up a pack of ready made pies. But having tried the store bought option and compared it to home…

Parenting an anxious child. Seven simple tricks to try that worked for us.

Childhood Anxiety Since she was a young child my daughter has been troubled by anxiety. A spelling test used to tip her into a blind panic, birthday parties were stressful situations where days and nights were lost worrying about what to wear and what present to…

Finding Mummy – or; ‘Why a good ‘Girls Night Out’ does wonders for your self-esteem’.

Feeling Fragile So today I’m nursing a large bottle of water and wishing the children would be a little quieter, a little less argumentative, a little more gentle on my jangling headache. We were supposed to be having another amazing ‘screen free’ day today with…