Before I had my children I used to dream about maternity leave.  A whole year off work, days pottering around at home watching afternoon movies whilst snuggling a newborn on the couch.  As every new mum soon finds out those days are few and far between and the tiredness is like nothing you’ve ever known.  Suddenly going to work seems like the easier option! New research from Graco has revealed how active new parents are compared to office workers who regularly exercise. According to the research new parents spend an average of nearly eight hours a day on their feet, with… View Post

With summer rapidly disappearing, thoughts turn to the colder months ahead, and to ensuring our homes are ready for whatever winter decides to throw at us this year.  We usually all start with the same steps.  Tidying away the patio furniture and barbecue, having a last weed of the beds and getting ready for the leaves that will start falling from the trees over the coming weeks all spring to mind. This year we will also be thinking about the heating system.  Last year our heater decided to pack up the week before Christmas and we had three days with… View Post

Did I mention I’m starting my new job soon?  Actually I’m starting tomorrow so obviously what has been worrying me A LOT is what to wear on my first day.  Technically it’s a training day but I’ve been advised it’s casual but not too casual, which sent me into a bit of a panic. Not too casual means jeans are out of the question, and I have debated whether a denim dress counts as too casual (I decided it did) and when I inspected my wardrobe there wasn’t anything that I would feel confident in.  And I need to feel… View Post

Well, the last full week of August came around pretty fast, didn’t it?  I think I’m slightly in denial that it marks the end of my summer holidays, although O is still off for another week and a half.  On Tuesday I will be starting my new job (totally terrified) but we have a lovely long weekend to enjoy first. We have had such a lovely summer holiday I’ll be sorry that it’s over but I’m an Autumn girl and I am really excited for darker nights and cooler weather.  I can’t wait to get my boots, black tights and… View Post