Motherhood

My Mummy

March 23, 2017
Mr Men My Mummy

We’re big on talk about feelings in our house. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re a fractured family, but I always want my children to feel completely loved and secure: they’re constantly told how loved they are, how important they are and how much they mean to me. And I think it works… we’re always swapping germs (In the last two months alone we’ve all had flu, a sickness bug and a cold), and in my book if we’re…

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Tusting
Shopping

Shop Alert: TUSTING

I am a huge fan of everything British. The Monarchy, Yorkshire puds, Blue Peter… If it was made in the UK, it’s for me. Despite being firmly against Brexit (we’re all Europeans, yo) I am out-and-out proud to be British: in the way that…

March 21, 2017
better nights sleep
Interiors Motherhood

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Today it’s World Sleep Day, with a slogan of ‘Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life’. Which is ironic, because as a mum you spend your entire life nurturing life, and for this exact reason you never sleep soundly. So for us nurturing life never seems to…

March 17, 2017
choosing art for your home
Interiors

Choosing Art For Your Home

When I moved to my new place, I knew one of the first things I wanted to do was hang some great art above my fireplace. In a white white white home like mine art is key to add a touch of colour: I…

March 16, 2017
4 years of dating
Love + Dating

Single Mum Dating: 4 Years On

When I came to the dating scene four years ago after being in a long-term relationship, I was blindly optimistic. The number of dates I’d been on in my life had amounted to approximately six, with number six being with my ex-husband (and after…

March 15, 2017
Why We Still Need International Women's Day
Lifestyle

Why We Still Need International Women’s Day

The last six months have been an absolute triumph of activism for and by women. Never before have I seen such a number of friends, colleagues and women in power stand up to the persistence of misogyny and sexism, determined to make a difference and…

March 8, 2017
Alternative half term
Motherhood

An Alternative Half Term

Half term is a bit of a tricky one when you’re a working single mum. With the children at their dads’ for a few days I’m never quite sure which way to play it. On the one hand, half terms are one of the…

March 6, 2017
Family Portrait
Interiors Shopping

The Family Portrait

I‘m a big fan of talking about not-of-the-norm families like ours. By that I don’t mean our family is weird or odd (though at times, I guess ;), but families that don’t conform to your mum, dad and kids stereotype. Families with two mums…

March 2, 2017
Travel

Iceland With Kids

The first time I had a hankering to go to Iceland I was 22. My work friend Sarah had just returned from the most incredible trip with her boyfriend, full of stories and excitement for the new country she’d discovered. But I was young…

March 1, 2017
Donna Ida
Work

Could This One Productivity Trick Change Your Life?

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to spend the day with Donna Ida at her flagship boutique in Chelsea, working with my lovely client TUSTING on the launch of their (brilliant) new Spring/Summer collection. I’ve long been an admirer of Donna, who is…

February 27, 2017
safavieh rug
Interiors

An Ode To The Rug

I‘m a huge fan of the all-white walls at home. For a start, it brings an incredible amount of light into the house. With white walls, no matter what the weather, you can be sure to have rays bounced around at any time of…

February 24, 2017