13 September is the birthday of one of the world’s most famous children’s author – Roald Dahl. Celebrated every year since 2006, it’s a day for fun literacy-based activities! 1. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is probably the most well-known book by Roald Dahl. Have some edible fun inspired by Willy Wonka – make your own Wonka bar or lickable … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate: Roald Dahl Day
How I created the role of ‘birthday helper’ and unwittingly taught my boys how to share the mental load. Continue reading The Birthday Helper: teaching boys to share the mental load as men
I made a mistake, thinking that I was doing everything I could to educate my children about our black heritage, and about black lives. Continue reading 3 ways to promote positive self-image in boys of African descent
6 months has never felt so long! With lockdown and everything else that’s going on in the world I almost forgot I was meant to be taking a reflective break from the blog. We have been in lockdown for nearly 3 months here in Morocco and the government may be considering a third extension! I’m trying to stay optimistic and hope that we will come … Continue reading Lockdown life: 5 things I learned during lockdown.
The concept of a family-friendly rave has intrigued me for quite a while, the Little Londoners were ecstatic at the idea of ‘going out’ with me rather than the usual, yet rare, babysitter (read: abandonment) scenario. That’s where Big Fish Little Fish come in, their events promise top DJs and licensed bars for the ‘Big Fish’, as well as craft areas, play areas and face-painting … Continue reading Event Edit: Big Fish Little Fish Hackney – Drum n Bass
A Schultüte is a wonderful German tradition for the first day of school. My grandmother is German and so it’s a tradition that we are passing down and I intend to keep within our family. I remember receiving mine when I first started, so of course I had to make one for W (4) on his first day! For those of you that don’t know, a … Continue reading Starting School: Schultüte
So, this was an item I had added to the bucket list and then immediately regretted! I didn’t know how on earth I was going to manage two under 5s by myself for a whole weekend of camping. I didn’t even have any camping gear, so it was a quick stop at Decathlon for the basics (honestly, BASICs). I got a 3 person pop-up tent, … Continue reading Bucket List: Into the Wild Summer Festival
We’ve had a couple of days wrapped up inside thanks to blocked noses and sore throats, so yesterday when we all woke up feeling marginally better a little spontaneity was in order. I decided to take the opportunity to surprise the boys with a trip to the seaside (also an item on the bucket list). I did a quick Google search over breakfast for the … Continue reading The Bucket List: Seaside Trip
You may have recently read the Daily Mail (I know, I know!) article about the families that bring their nanny on holiday with them so that they can have a stress-free holiday, the children have fun and everybody is happy. Not according to the readers, some of the comments that I saw were in the region of “family holidays are just that, if you don’t want … Continue reading Does going on holiday without my children make me a bad mother?