Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2019 – 17/52

So here we are, back to the old normal routine. I've got the usual mixed emotions.  Happy to be back in that routine, that regular rhythm of the working week.  But also sad to see the end of the holidays when we've had a really lovely time all together ...

Getting back to yourself as a parent

Getting back to yourself as a parent

Family life is a mass of contradictions, it’s rewarding, exhausting, frustrating and worrying in equal measure. It’s all also all-consuming. So much so that very often it’s easy to forget who you were before you had a partner and children. If you’re ha ...

Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2019 – 16/52

We are halfway through the Easter holidays and the break from school has been lovely so far. It was just me and the children for most of last week.  On Monday we went to an Easter craft session at the local library that was a lot of fun, and had the ad ...

5 little ways to encourage kindness

5 little ways to encourage kindness

There is a quote I love from Mr Rogers that talks about how, in times of crisis and tragedy, when the news of full of scary stories, we should look for the helpers. In amongst all the chaos and sadness and fear there will always be helpers.  We'll alwa ...

How to get the kids to help around the house

How to get the kids to help around the house

While housework is happily no longer just the ‘woman’s domain’, trying to get the kids involved with the daily errands is still as big a challenge as ever. Somewhat understandably, in a battle between the Xbox and the dishwasher, there’s only going to ...

siblings 2019 april

Siblings project – April 2019

I wasn't particularly organised with the siblings project this month.  So my photos of Rhys and Nerys together were just taken on a grassy patch outside our house after a trip to the library. That being said, I'm still really happy with them.  I was lu ...

2019’s most popular family-friendly cars

2019’s most popular family-friendly cars

It often feels like having a family car is a must, rather than a luxury. It can make all those errands and shopping trips easier. And a car is a great help for getting the kids to and from school, music practice or sports classes. If you’re looking fo ...