Good Reads: Messy homes, the end of playdates and Instagram tips

So how’s it going? How are the children? How are you enjoying the summer holidays? At the moment of writing I am five weeks in and counting the days until school goes back in September but by the time you read this I shall be on our actual Summer Holiday an eight hour flight away and…

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Good Reads December 2013

As we hurtle towards 2014 there is still little chance to sit and reflect on 2013 which will, I imagine, be remembered above all else as the year that the World mourned the loss and celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela. There is nevertheless much to be cheerful about, much to be grateful for, much…

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Good Reads: Remembrance, the worst bits of motherhood and who needs family anyway?

Can anyone tell me where this year is going? I couldn’t believe it when the latest Strictly series started because it signalled the beginning of Christmas. Eeek! Anyhow, I won’t hang around banging on about all that I have to do before Christmas, which is a mere six weeks away. Instead, forget about the ‘C’…

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Travel Round-up: Shopping in Germany, skiing in Austria and playing in Orlando

Now that Christmas is over, it’s rather nice to have a little look back at a few of the festive trips which were taken within the blogging community during December. Susanna (A Modern Mother) spent a fabulous weekend at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel. It’s worth keeping this in mind for a family treat next Christmas as…

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Travel: Summertime special

  Usually I select about half a dozen travel posts to highlight the variety of trips our parents have taken in the previous weeks. However this month, as there are so many to choose from, I have decided to ring the changes and present a bumper selection of blogs: your very own BritMums travel guide.…

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