Home A family lifestyle and travel blog READ MORE So what is this thing called "work-life balance"?! Is it really possible to achieve the right work-life balance? READ MORE "A Taste of Paradise" Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pancakes A recipe for Gluten-free & Dairy-free Pancakes using Vita Coco Coconut Milk and Buckwheat flour - inspired by that well-known coconut chocolate bar! READ MORE Top 10 Benefits of a Kids-Free Holiday We recently had a few days away in Venice without the children and although I did really miss them, there are certainly some benefits of a kids-free holiday! READ MORE Relaxing in Venice Three days relaxing in Venice without the children, exploring the beautiful sights, eating the fantastic food and sampling the local drinks - perfect! READ MORE Are my Clubbing Days Over? A night out in Manchester has made me ask myself if it's time to finally hang up my dancing shoes... READ MORE Long time, no post... Jumping back on the blogging wagon! READ MORE 10 Explosive Facts About Bonfire Night A refresher on the history of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot with a round-up of facts about Bonfire Night - including one rather close to home! READ MORE To Trick or not to Treat? On the eve of Halloween, I ask myself, should I let me children go trick or treating? READ MORE Confessions of a Self-Help Book Junkie I have a confession. I am slightly addicted to self-help books. But is my addiction actually helping me?? READ MORE The Battle of the Homework The one battle in our house that neither side is going to win! READ MORE The Murphy's Laws of Working Parents Life as a working mum is always a little hectic and sometimes life doesn't seem to help make things any easier! READ MORE Surviving a Beach Holiday with Kids My top tips for surviving a beach holiday with kids - something I never thought I would enjoy but a recent stay on Florida's Gulf Coast has changed my mind!