Dog on the blog #MySundayPhoto

Joining the furry theme this week…what’s that saying about never working with kids and animals…. …it’s a wonder I ever achieve anything around here with my furry friend Lola helping me out!

Three Happy Girls #MySundayPhoto

Three Happy Girls #MySundayPhoto

Taking a break from on very hot bike ride in the glorious Sussex sunshine. A perfect Sunday afternoon.

Warning: This recipe will not make you a perfect mum!

Hi. I’m Donna, and I am a less-than-perfect mum. There, I said it. My confession is out there, the closet has officially lost a skeleton. A few years ago I don’t think I could have made such a confession. When I had my baby girls I desperately wanted to be the most perfect mum that […]

Practicing NOT thinking and making room for mindfulness

Mindfulness, meditation, Pinkfizzmum and ponytails

I often say to the girls “just stop and think”! And my hubby often says to me “just stop thinking”! Thinking. It’s so important isn’t it. It helps us to make good decisions. It makes us calculate the risks, assess the consequences, weigh up the pros and cons, analyse the outcomes. That’s a good thing, right? […]

How one true act of kindness can change the world (well, sort of)…

Small act of kindness, PE ;lessons, running, sports, pink fizz and ponytails

One person’s actions spoke louder than any words this week…

Size really does matter when you are growing up.

There is an ongoing battle in our house which revolves around a particularly lovely height chart the girls were given a year or so ago called “I’m as big as…” By rights, The Redhead should be the tallest, she is 2 years and 3 months older than her “little” sister. But the leggy genes seem […]

Excuse me, has anyone seen my mojo?

It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post, the past month has been a tough one. My poor Dad had an unexpected arrival into the arms of the NHS and after weeks of worry my mojo has done a runner. Over the past few weeks, we, the so-called ‘sandwich generation’, have been doing […]

The secret diary of a teenage schoolgirl. Chapter 2: The Game of Life

Game of Life, pink fizz and ponytails

Do you ever play ‘The Game of Life’ with your kids? Not the traditional board game, but the one you pull out when they won’t get out of bed in the morning/eat their vegetables/go to bed on time etc. The only criteria for winning is having a harder time of it than anyone else. This is the family […]

The secret diary of a teenage schoolgirl. Chapter 1: The Disco

Secret Diary, Lovestruck teen

Friday 18th January 1991. I’m 13 (nearly 14). It’s the night of the Disco…

I’ve done my hair, I’m wearing an “aran jumper with black tights and a mini-skirt” (heavens above I must have been hot), and the object of my affection, he-who-shall-not-be-named, has just arrived….

Parenting Girls – Star Wars Style

star wars, pink fizz and ponytails, parenting girls, tweens, teens, advice for mums, mum's blog

I don’t know what came over me… I’ve never even watched Star Wars!

It had been a long week, I’d been rushing around, I was tired, hungry and thinking of the many jobs I still had on my list for the evening. All I really wanted to do was to eat, drink, flop on the sofa and think about absolutely nothing…