About Mahala

Mahala is a 40 something mother of three young children and wife to a flute maker. An ex-teacher-turned-WAHM who home educates her children, she writes about life as a parent, in all its guises; living with chronic illness; the occasional gluten free recipe and even a bit of politics from time to time.

Thursdays are always a busy day for me.  Six lessons, 5 of which are with exam classes and three of which are A Level classes.  And an after school meeting too.  I always feel like I’m playing catch up on Thursdays. I got to my meeting tonight and[…]

I’ve read a few blog posts recently where people have interviewed their young children and then reported the results, so here are the (brief) results of my interview with Bean this afternoon. How old are you?  Four How old are Mummy and Daddy?  Don’t know *thinks some more*[…]

“Cherish the special bond between parent and child with this beautiful poem” Guest review from Ambassador Tammy Bristol: “This is the best adoption book ever written!  I think every family should have a copy of this book in their house.  It is perfect for the child who was[…]

All this month, Barefoot Books have had a sale on, which included some of their most popular titles. Today is the last day, the last chance to get your hands on some amazing bargains. Some of the most popular titles have been included in the sale, with discounts of up to 80%.

I came across a fundraising attempt earlier this month and decided to try and help. Mum’s the Boss have nominated Oxfam as their chosen charity this year, with money going towards a specific project.  In the Gifts Unwrapped scheme, you can pay for the training of a busineswomen[…]