Bringing Up Brits

Mum Hacks

Mum Hacks

Book review: Mum Hacks – Time-saving tips to calm the chaos of family life by Tanith Carey Best bits Covers all age ranges from babies to young teens Covers cooking to parenting to taking care of yourself, jam packed with time saving tips! Excellent swapping ideas for toys for younger children (chapter 2 Playtime Planning) […]

World Book Day in the UK

World Book Day in the UK

Today is World Book Day and over the years my two older children have gone as Harry Potter, Robin Hood, Lucy Pevensie, Reepacheep, Nancy Drew, Heidi, Tinkerbell and Michelangelo. I’m sure there were more but I can’t recall off the top of my head. My daughter Anna Grace loves books more than anything and goes […]

Charlie Plunkett on motherhood and career

Charlie Plunkett on motherhood and career

If you are a parent who also has a freelance career or runs your own company, then this post is for you. Charlie Plunkett, author of The Secret Diary series and 100 Little Words on Parenthood has visited my blog! She has kindly chosen to guest here during her big blog tour and I am […]

What’s in your kitchen bookshelf?

What’s in your kitchen bookshelf?

With Anna Grace’s birthday party nearly upon us, I turn to some old and trusted friends to help me produce the perfect birthday meal (birthday ‘tea’) and birthday cake – my recipe books. I have a varied selection of books ranging from American church recipe books such as Faithfully CharlestonĀ  a southern recipe book with […]

How much do we conform?

How much do we conform?

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles in the national press about Pamela Druckerman’s book called French Children Don’t Throw Food. A few of my comments were in the Daily Mirror in Tanith Carey’s article – So Why Don’t French Kids Throw Food? Which of course I am thrilled about […]

Tanith Carey and Anita Naik

Tanith Carey and Anita Naik

I just ordered someĀ fantastic books by two British mothers and writers. Very excited! I’ve been meaning to get this book for a while now and i’m so looking forward to reading it. My daughter is 8 and already acts like a teenager sometimes – everything is a drama!! It’s very different parenting boys – my […]

The Gruffalo meets Goodnight Moon

The Gruffalo meets Goodnight Moon

I and my family absolutely love children’s books – our house is full to bursting with the likes of Judith Kerr, John Burningham, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and C.S Lewis. And we wouldn’t be truly alive if we didn’t ritually read and recite The Gruffalo, The Tiger who Came to Tea, Albie and the Space […]

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