The Important Thing About Valentine’s Day….

We were discussing Valentine’s Day with some friends at the weekend – one of whom insisted that no-one over the age of 25 celebrates it anymore. And she’s probably not wrong.  It seems like something people with more time – and no children – get to enjoy. When R and I first met – about ten…

Art for the Soul

Art for therapy isn’t a new concept – it’s been used for decades to help people examine psychological and emotional issues in a way that feels safe, organic and natural. Because things like drawing, painting, collage and colouring are repetitive and creative by nature, they allow us to work at something on a simple level that employs …

Mothers on Multiples

Motherhood, with twins or triplets…. “Being a twin mama is… next level mothering.” This month: Dr Rachel Eyre Rachel is a breast cancer research scientist and mum to twins, plus one. She lives in Manchester with fellow scientist James, and their children Sam, Jack and Meg. She writes about life with twins, plus one, her…

Autumn Life

It was so beautiful yesterday when we went exploring around the village, and beyond, that I couldn’t stop taking photos… It’s taken us a while to be able to go for long walks – we haven’t seemed to be able to work out a solution to us wanting an off-road, ‘proper’ walk through the woods…

Baby Porridge Recipe

I refuse to spend the insane amounts of money that certain brands can charge to sell ‘baby porridge’. With the twins not only eating double the amount of everything, but also having really robust appetites, I wanted to find a way to make my own porridge at home for less than I could buy it…

Mothers on Multiples

This is the start of a new series on the blog, speaking to mothers (and fathers) of multiples, finding out what things they have learnt along the way and how this unique experience has shaped them. This month: me… My twins are… Two boys, Felix and Monty (13 months old) – and they have a…

Knitwear for Boys

The weather over the last week or so is definitely starting to feel like the end of summer – warm, but a strong breeze, yellowing leaves and the last of the flowers in the garden. This time of year, a time of change and shift, always gets me thinking about warm jumpers and cosy socks….

First Days….

It seems the last post I wrote on here was about Elsa turning four. And now, here we are. First day of school. Just enough time to mark the major milestones these days then…. Pretty much. Since Elsa turned four, the twins have turned one, and started crawling and cruising and shrieking and – tentatively…

Four Years

Elsa turned four this weekend… This birthday has taken me more by surprise than any other she has had. Perhaps because, since she turned three, there have been two other people in our lives to distract me from how much she is growing and changing. In fact, it is only when I look back at…