No, not De Bono’s thinking hats, but my own six hats: mother, life caster, bookseller, blogger, peer supporter, PTA Vice-Chair. Today I am wearing 5 of them. I’m blogging (clearly) whilst breastfeeding my daughter. I’ve spent the morning baking cakes for the PTA Christmas Market this evening. This[…]

My son is a delay fish. There is no getting away from it.  He always has been and I expect he always will be.  He works on his own time – it’s like he measures time using the metric system, so an hour lasts a lot longer in[…]

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat …. … and it’s times like these when I realise just how much spare cash we had when we were both in full time employment. It’s the first Christmas since I packed in teaching, and although we’re doing OK, we[…]

I decided to write a post about why I believe buying a DIY 3D casting kit is a false economy.  Even before I was involved with Precious Memories, I would have advised against a DIY cast, having attempted it with Bean when he was 2 months old. So,[…]

This is something I think about from time to time, but was asked about this yesterday, which got me thinking again. If you were to change your first name, what would you change it to? For me, the meaning of a name is important.  When choosing the names[…]