If you’re a mother who has ever read a back-to-work article or blog post, you’ve probably heard references to hot tea - the fabled drink that we all get to try once we return to work after maternity leave. It’s usually mentioned in tandem with adult conversations – two luxuries that we miss during maternity ...
Anatomy of an Afternoon
I made three new year's resolutions this year; one for work, one for running, and one for home - this is the home one: "fix afternoons with the kids so they're less chaotic." But unlike my work and running goals, the home goal isn't specific, nor is it measurable, and it didn't come with any kind of ...
Cathy Claus Saves The Day
I’m going to be the best parent ever… honest
Cooking with kids the Ben’s Beginners way
Rewards For Grown-ups Too
The Bookworm Thief
Inside I’m (surely) crying
Summing Up Summer And Figuring It Out
I like things to have a theme; I like to be able to look back and easily sum things up in three words or a couple of sentences. Like the golden autumn when everything was shiny and sparkling and brilliant. Followed by literal and metaphorical November rain. Or the summer holiday with inauspicious beginnings that turned ...
Life Through a Lens
Sometimes I hide my phone from myself for an hour, so that I can concentrate on the kids without being distracted. And I have some reasonably strict self-imposed rules about not browsing mindlessly when they're around. But one major weakness is taking photos - and it's for that purpose more than any other, that my ...