Parenting

The Homeschool Diaries, Part 2: Preparing to Homeschool

A six part mini-series highlighting key aspects of homeschooling a young teen

Once you have made the decision to homeschool your child or children, then a certain amount of preparation is necessary to ensure that you are equipped (both mentally and in terms of ‘stuff’) to do the…

5 min

Ending One Life to Save Another

Excrutiating life choices + learning to forgive ourselves as parents

Today the sun is shining. My two year old is playing in the paddling pool and my eight year old is at school. Today is beautiful. I often struggle however with feeling like I should be…

7 min

Amsterdam: Labia Wink

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

It’s Pinksterdag! That sounds fun, right? All these spring national holidays in The Netherlands keep taking us by surprise, resulting in a what’s-fucking-next anxious disposition, which isn’t, I’m sure, what a national holiday is meant to…

5 min

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 6: Worldschooling in Nicaragua

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

8 min

The Homeschool Diaries, Part 1: A Typical Day

A six part mini-series highlighting key aspects of homeschooling a young teen

Since the publication of the feature I wrote explaining why I decided to homeschool one of my daughters, I have been asked a number of times about various aspects of homeschooling; What do you do each…

5 min

Amsterfam: A Woman Like Me

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

The six year old has upgraded into the seven year old. The reboot features roller-skates, a birthday brunch and a cake to share with her classmates from a Dutch recipe book that could have been dictated…

6 min

Maternal Mental Health

Mental health awareness for mums

I have written and rewritten this article more times than I care to admit, but the main reason is I really want to get this right. This week is perinatal mental health awareness week and that…

9 min

Who is Looking After New Mums?

Learning to prioritise self-care after a baby

I had a bad year in 2016; my second son was just a year old and both physically and mentally, I felt like I’d dragged myself through that first year of his life. I was looking…

11 min

Mum Guilt

An inevitable by-product of motherhood?

I was recently having a conversation with a friend who is a new mum to a beautiful 8 month old girl. She was telling me how she felt guilty about not attending enough ‘baby groups’ as…

7 min

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 5 – Being Brave in Panama

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

7 min