Today is ‘D’ Day’ for many parents with children about to enter primary school in September 2017.  There will be a flurry of excited relief at the pre-school gates, with many parents basking in the fact they have been allocated their first...

A few months ago I went to visit my daughter’s new school and for the first time it really hit me - I am now a proper grown up. The next 6 years are going to be life changing.   This week  our...

For any of you like us that are lacking inspiration three weeks into the school holidays, here are a few our children's favourite activities in London (including some rain-proof ones for the wonderful English summer weather!).  We will be passing this list...

It does not matter how much money you have, whether you own your own home or rent, whether you live in the centre of a city or the middle of a field, or whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or Sikh,...

One of our ‘Mums the Word’ brood ‘Ella’  turns 4 this weekend and in honour of her milestone we have compiled our top 10 gift present ideas for girls.  None of these ideas will break the bank and are guaranteed to be...

This week has been all about 'Maternal Mental Health Matters Week'.  As someone who has suffered from depression, awareness of mental health issues is very close to my heart.   I have not felt comfortable about sharing this before, but I think it...

With my first baby I was always keen to get to the next stage or milestone. I enjoyed seeing her grow and develop into a proper human being (able to talk, walk, laugh etc.). With my second I was happy just enjoying...

Things I have learnt…   I still can’t quite believe that our daughter starts big school in September.   I am not sure where the last 4 years have gone but they have certainly been a mixture of ups and downs.   This week on Mum’s...

This week on mum's the word we are discussing how fast our little ones are growing up. My little girl Ella is about to turn 4 and most days she has A LOT to tell me about myself, the world and generally her...

Parenting is tough. Incredible, but tough. We have put together a series of our tried and tested top hacks to make life just that little bit easier.  Let us know if you have any others - and between us all we might...