Packing Essentials for a Family Ski Holiday

As I dig out the suitcases to prepare for our fourth family ski holiday I thought I would jot down some of the essentials...

Factors to consider when picking a resort for a family ski holiday

Skiing was something my husband grew up doing (he has been skiing since age 4) but I never had.  Eventually, as a young, childless...

Finding our after-school balance (and why doing nothing is a perfectly acceptable after-school activity)

When my oldest child, my daughter Emily, was about to start school I thought “This is it. It’s going to start getting easier”. How...

The day Shawn Mendes taught my daughter an amazing life lesson

A couple of years ago I heard this insanely catchy song on the radio. You know the type. The one that you can't shake...

Staying on top of the (primary) school holidays

Today my kids finish school and won't return until Tuesday morning.  It is a bank holiday weekend so Monday is a day off across...

10 Things for kids to do in Costa Adeje, Tenerife

It's officially summer!  Yay!  For a number of years we took an annual family holiday to Costa Adeje in Tenerife. With a few trips under...

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Ask Learner Mama #3 How can I deal with heartburn during pregnancy?

I recently had a conversation with someone who was pregnant with her first baby.  She was speaking of one of the dreaded pregnancy symptoms;...

Ask Learner Mama #2: Do I need to go to antenatal classes?

So I launched the Ask Learner Mama series and did deal with the important question of "Can I fly when pregnant?" before I got...

Ask Learner Mama #1: Can I fly when pregnant?

New on the blog for 2015 is a new series called Ask Learner Mama.  To kick off proceedings I am starting with one of...

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