The toughest, most rewarding job ever

Do you ever have days when you want to curl up in a corner and cry? I had one of those days this week. Richard's away at the moment and I'm being a solo mum. On top of working, taking two kids to two different schools and managing a few personal business issues. I have been taking life one day at a time, handling 'situations' as they inevitably arise. It's been a … [Read more...]

Sex or coffee? It’s your choice.

My husband is a  patient, good humoured man. I've been writing about him since we were courting and never once has he asked me to leave something out. Of course I do try to use my internal moderator and leave the private stuff for private. So this week when a mate sent him a text that said: 'I hear sex has dropped off your to do list' he wondered what I had been … [Read more...]

6 ways to survive kids (and be rich)

I often lie awake at night thinking of all the ways I can become a millionaire. Lately most of my imaginings lead back to children. Well their parents really. I dream of inventions that will help parents survive parenting. Children are noisy, messy and expensive. I spend most of my waking hours trying to combat their noise, mess and expense. My efforts are largely futile, … [Read more...]

Be proactive about your fertility

Before I had children I just assumed falling pregnant would be easy. For so many women their early 20s are spent focusing on career and NOT falling pregnant. So when the time comes to start a family it's rather shocking when it doesn't happen easily. I still remember the first time I fell pregnant. It happened very easily and quickly. We told EVERYONE. Sadly it ended in … [Read more...]