Nadiya Hussain wins the bake off

Feminist Lessons From Nadiya Hussein

  I’m never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never going to say “I can’t do it”. I’m never going to say “maybe”. I’m never going to say “I don’t think I can” I can and I will. – Nadiya Hussein This is for anyone out there who doubts themselves, who worries they’re […]…

Newborn Hux

How Do You Know Your Family Is Complete?

Last week I wrote about how I don’t like being referred to as a mummy blogger, because DURR I write about way more than my kids, yeah? Today I’m going to write about my kids. I’ve noticed that at the age of 30 my friends are starting to have babies. At 24 I realise I […]…


Oh Crap, I Am A Mummy Blogger

I don’t like being called a mummy blogger. There, I said it. I am so many things. A woman, a single parent, a businesswoman, a mummy, a cook, a gym-goer, a shoe-lover, a fan of books. So why aren’t I a businesswoman blogger? Or a shoe-loving blogger? Or a divorce blogger? Because a part of my […]…

Love + Dating

The One Where I See My Best Friend Get Married

When I got divorced I worried that I would stop believing in marriage. I remember going to my cousin’s wedding soon after the split, concerned that I’d be all cynical and jaded about love. But I totally wasn’t – with Elfie as flower girl and a bow-tie on my date (Hux) it was a really amazing day and […]…

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When Learning Doesn’t Feel Like Learning

I’ve never been a particularly pushy mother when it comes to my children’s learning. The way I see it is, at the age of 3 and 5, they’ve got plenty of time to knuckle down to homework when they’re older. So for now I like to just let them be young and do what they […]…

Ways You Know You're A Parent

Moments That Make You Feel Like A Mother

I always made the assumption that motherhood would come quite easily to me. By way of being a woman, maternal instinct just happens, yeah? Nope.  Imagine my surprise when upon giving birth I realised that the simple act of pushing a child out of one’s hoo hah (or sunroof) does not a mother make. I […]…


How To Embrace The Autumn Equinox

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reading with interest in the news the effect the coming of Autumn has on some of us. For me it’s always been a bit of a hard time; I’m such a sun hunter that the prospect of six months of darkness, drizzle and shivering leaves me feeling […]…