Creating a work life balance for stay at home parents

As a very busy stay at home mum with four children I have spent years trying to create a work life balance. The mortgage needs paying, but the children still need me to be around and if I’m honest I enjoy being able…

An update and apology

Well, I’ve said it before and will probably say it again, time really does fly! My gorgeous twins are 3 next month and I finally feel that I’m getting my life back together again, especially as I now have two whole…

Website to earn extra cash

I was looking through moneysavingexpert forum a few weeks ago, to try and look at extra ways of increasing my income. The boys are now discovering clothes with brand names and what’s cool and what’s not. Of course all the…

Mmm Baking day

I love baking. I have to be in the mood though. If I am, I find it really relaxing. It’s also a good excuse to say to rest of the family Sorry, can’t do what you’re asking as I’m baking!…

Woo Hoo, Sunshine!!

A beautiful day in North Yorkshire. Walked to the market in the sunshine (albeit not very warm!) to try and soak up some vitamin D. After reading so much about rickets in the media, Mums have now even more to…

Literary agent has requested full manuscript!

Wow, I sent the first 3 chapters of a children’s book I started to write a few years ago to an agent and they’ve requested the full manuscript and want to read it exclusively. I’m a total novice at this…

Self assessment tax returns arrghh!!

I’ve got myself in a pickle and the deadline is today, although apparently the tax people are on strike today, so won’t get fined. Why is it so difficult? Why don’t people tell you exactly what to do when registering…

Procrastinating …

Hope I’ve spelt the title right. I have a list of things to do today and so far I’ve been to a friends for coffee and eaten a huge lunch which has cancelled out ( probably) the 2 lbs I’ve…

What did Katy Do Next?? Roll on to May 2011 and Katy had twins, beautiful identical twin girls to be exact. How did that happen? Really I do know, but twins!!?? at the age of 40?? I must be completely…

Arrgghh!

Can anyone explain the point? I’ve been on a course and had a meeting with an autism professional regarding how best to support the child I look after, only to be told by the class teacher that she doesn’t agree…

The Launch Of My New Community Magazine!

Wow, how time flys! Well, we have a name for our new magazine, printer and quite a few advertisers! Quite scary and lots of work. I also have a business partner who is going to concentrate on sales and marketing…