It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!

Education is a wonderful thing. Learning new things everyday is possibly the greatest feeling in the world. But what if the things our kids are learning is damaging their feeling of self-worth? Read on to discover how “perfect presentation” caused tears for my 6 year old daughter.

How To Be Successful: Lessons From a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur with a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Does the name Alina Morse mean anything to you? No. Me neither. Well, not until about 11:30 this morning.

Casually surfing the net – and being generally unproductive – I stumbled across an article from Entrepreneur. It was all about this 13-year-old girl, Alina Morse.

The title of the article was intriguing enough for me to open it. I anticipated scanning the first few lines, loosing interest and moving on. But, I actually read the whole thing. Plus I came away with some ideas about being successful that I’d like to share with you.

What To Do If You See A Child Having A Tantrum In A Public Place

If you’re a parent (or guardian) with small children you will no doubt be painfully aware of the excruciating agony caused by the public tantrum.

We’ve all been there. Right? Happy kid one minute. Screaming public spectacle the next.

Plus our little darlings pick the most embarrassing places and/or times to execute their high-pitched scream-a-thon for maximum impact.

Why I Still Buy Books and You Should Too

What was the last book you bought? I mean a proper book. Made out of paper. With real pages. And an actual cover. Where you had to venture out to a bookshop to buy it. When you allowed yourself more time than you’ll admit to just looking at all the delights on offer. Picking up titles, reading the blurbs and putting them back again. Until you found it. The one. The next adventure you could enjoy in your fluffy socks with a nice cup of tea and maybe a biscuit. Custard cream, obviously!

Just Have Fun With Me!

“Don’t bring your camera mummy.” I heard the enthusiastic plea as I was busily packing a bag for our day out. “Just have fun with me!”

A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part II)

Last month I shared with you a must-go place if you’re ever in Cornwall. It’s a plant-lover’s paradise. You can read about it here.

I promised to reveal the plant that made me so ridiculously happy.

Well, take a look at the cover image for this blog post.

Ta-dah!!!! This little bundle of spiky-succulent-gorgeousness is the plant!

A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part I)

What was the last thing you bought that made you happy? I mean truly happy. Feeling giddy, like a 5 year old on their birthday kind of happy. A stomach-flipping happiness. A thing that will last. That you will treasure. That will not end up on an internet selling site.

Mine was a plant. Yep. A plant!

It’s the best plant I’ve bought ever. Ever!

Why You Should Be A Lion Or An Elephant But Not A Tiger

Have you ever heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well someone didn’t just make that up because it sounded cute. 

You cannot raise a child completely on your own. I mean technically you can. But why would you? We are social creatures. Our babies need to learn to be social too. 

The Most Important Mama-Lesson I’ve Learned So Far.

I waited until my friend took GinGin and Roo out of the nurse’s room and I cried. I sobbed my little heart out on the nurse’s shoulder. It was too much. I’d managed to hold myself together in front of the girls. But once they were out of sight, and I knew they were safe, I couldn’t hold it in any longer.