Gender Roles

A good friend upset me the other day. He had read my post about transforming the study (and some of my tweets) and told me that I needed to be less harsh when writing about my husband as, in his opinion, I make him sound like an idiot when he’s…

Pregnancy Diary Week 30

This week of my pregnancy has been all about getting the house ready for baby’s arrival. It’s never just as simple as clearing out whichever room is going to be the nursery, is it?! We had to empty our study to turn it into a spare room so that in…

MAD Blog Awards – A Thank You

Last night I had the most unexpected tweet. It was from the MAD Blog Awards to say that I have been nominated as Best Pregnancy Blog! I can’t begin to tell you how surprised and chuffed I am about this. The reason that I’m so surprised is because I simply…

Preparing for baby – transforming the study

I’ve mentioned recently that we’ve got the decorators in this week, repainting our hallway and landing as it’s the only part of the house when we didn’t move in a couple of years ago. We’ve got three floors so it’s a big, awkward job that as complete amateurs we wouldn’t…

Pregnancy Diary Week 29

This week of the pregnancy has mostly been about sorting. All the sorting! And a bit of preparing for labour too. Some wise women who have already had babies suggested to me that I might like to purchase some enormous pants and dark-coloured towels for when I go into hospital.…

Naming your unborn child (when you’re a teacher)

Hubby and I are having particular difficulty coming up with a name for our little girl. This seems to be primarily because we are both teachers! Don’t get me wrong, we love working with children and appreciate their many positive qualities but, like adults, children are human and as such…

Gluten Free Chocolate Easter Nests

I’ve made some super cheap, super easy Easter nests ahead of Easter weekend this weekend, so I thought I’d share them with you! They’re gluten free too, which if you’re gluten free you’ll know that it’s rare to find something that’s both gluten free and cheap! Ingredients: 100g bar of…