As it’s almost December, we can talk gifts, right? And if you’re anything like me, Christmas is ALL about the kids…so we’ve scrolled through the ENTIRE* world wide web and found some ACE buys for the youngest of intrepid travellers.  There’s so much mass produced rubbish out there, so I’ve tried REALLY hard to find gift ideas that support the indie’s and thoughtful giving whilst also being easy on the finances. Happy Christmas shopping! *not factually accurate but the number of tabs I have open right now, it feels like I’ve read all of the internet. Simply For Flying My…

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The unplanned mum – The young mum – The unmarried mum – The bottle feeding mum – The PND mum – The attachment parenting mum – The co-sleeping mum – The married mum – The pregnant again mum – The breastfeeding mum – The mum of two under two – The sleep deprived mum – The working mum – The pumping mum – The mum who forgets what day it is – The wife and mum – The dependant pass mum – The stay at home mum – The home schooling mum – The blogging mum I am, and have been, all of these versions of the word m-u-m But I’m never just mum. A…

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I have talked about happiness before. I’ve never talked about making lists before. But lists make me happy. It’s a genetic trait I think. My Mum always has a list on the go, at least one, on the back of old greetings cards held together with a bulldog clip. I can’t remember a time before “pop it on the list”.  List writing is deeply cathartic. From writing a list of things you need to do, or groceries to remember, or what’s happening next week to writing a list of life goals. No list is too big or too small. Sometimes…

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  I’m terrible when it comes to sleep. I blame motherhood. And my husbands snoring. And the constant noise of traffic in Singapore. At home (the UK), I sleep with two duvets piled on top of me, but with the windows open. There’s barely a sound from outside, and the fresh sea air guarantee’s us all a decent sleep. However, if we were to sleep with the windows open here it would be like sleeping at the side of a motorway, the flying wildlife of Singapore’s East Coast would come and join us uninvited, and the “fresh sea air” would…

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  Hurrah! School is officially OUT. Or very nearly out anyway. Which means one thing and one thing only…holiday time. Or just more pool time if you happen to live in the tropics. Ahem (sorry!). And whenever the holiday feeling is a-coming I always get the shopping feeling. But there’s always a quandary I can’t get my head around when it comes to summer purchases (specifically holiday related buys, aka swimwear and sunglasses). To spend, or to save? What is an investment and what is money being thrown away?  After nearly a year of permanent summer (really not trying to…

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