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Little frequent flyers. Activities and advice for surviving long haul flights with toddlers.

There is nothing more humbling than a screaming child at 37,000 feet. As you "shh" them desperately through gritted teeth and offer them everything from stickers to your kidney if they just cooperate all you can think of is "why the fresh heck did I put myself through this?" Pretty much anyone who has ever… Continue reading Little frequent flyers. Activities and advice for surviving long haul flights with toddlers.

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Tips and Advice For Surviving The Colic Storm From A Mum Who’s Been There

"It's just colic sorry", my doctor said to me with a casual shrug as I sat in his office with red rimmed eyes, wearing leggings that I had worn for more days than I care to mention and unkempt hair bouncing my crying baby around. "But she won't stop screaming, please diagnose her with something… Continue reading Tips and Advice For Surviving The Colic Storm From A Mum Who’s Been There

Farmhouse decor · Home

How to add a little farmhouse flair this Christmas. Using black & white plaid, natural wood and whimsical elements to create a laid back festive style.

“And you need more ribbon why?” my husband groans as he struggles with the giant Rubbermaid containers that hold my relics of Christmases past. I will admit it, I am fickle when it comes to my Christmas decor. I love the thrill of heading to Michaels and looking at the abundance of ribbons and trimmings […]

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How to get your toddler out of the house in 38 easy steps

Congratulations, now that you're a mum you will perpetually be running a little late. Tardiness is a fact of parenting like how you will lovingly prepare your child's favourite food for dinner only to be met by gagging, tears and the revelation that it is no longer their favourite food and you are a disgrace… Continue reading How to get your toddler out of the house in 38 easy steps

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Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

Easy craft tutorials are my jam Full disclosure I SUCK at sewing and anything to do with textiles. I honestly CANNOT cut a straight line (it bodes well for rustic look crafts but not for things that I would actually want to see the light of day). I'm sure there are hacks and tips on… Continue reading Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

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Reasons Why It’s OK To Take Time To Yourself As A Mum

I hear "MUMMMMMYY" echoing through the house just as I sit down to spend a quiet few minutes checking the backlog of messages from my friends back home (my lifeline to my old life in the UK). I do the best I can to plaster on my mum smile, leave what I was doing and… Continue reading Reasons Why It’s OK To Take Time To Yourself As A Mum

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So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.

The sun rising above a dew covered field, the sound of cows mooing and roosters crowing, your children sitting around a scrubbed pine table. Sounds idyllic doesn't it? This is the image most people have in their mind when they think of the farmer's life. In reality it isn't all fresh eggs and tractor rides… Continue reading So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.

Expat life

Top 5 things that only a British Expat misses at Christmas

Does the sound of Noddy Holder yelling "It's CHRRRIIIISTMAAASSSS" ring in your ears every time you think of the festive season? Do coloured Christmas lights and tinsel (the proper kind, not that lamenta shite. If you know what lamenta is extra points) adorn your tree? Are your cupboards stocked with minced pies? Is Christmas Eve… Continue reading Top 5 things that only a British Expat misses at Christmas

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Giving up everything for love. The truth about becoming an expat wife and mother.

She's crying in the British food aisle again A few days ago I found myself staring wistfully at a jar of pickled onions on the shelf at my local supermarket¬†grocery store. I had an ache inside me that I hadn't really felt for a long time. It was back again, homesickness. It all sounds a… Continue reading Giving up everything for love. The truth about becoming an expat wife and mother.