This is not a hotel and I am not your maid…

These words, I have said, to my children, this week, several times, and in a tone of voice gets my message across.  It’s the summer holidays, still, for us. We have nearly three weeks left, of the kids being at home, with me. Because I work part time and can work from home, the bulk […]

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4 Unusual Choices for a Family Holiday

We all look forward to that time of year when you can forget about everyday life and spend a week or two away with your loved ones. But what if you’re bored of all the usual destinations? What if you all want to try something different, or less traditional? Fortunately, the world is a big […]

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We’re going on a summer holiday…

The Mad House of Cat’s & Babies is going on holiday. Our first proper holiday in nearly five and a half years. We might be a bit exited. To show you how excited we are, I thought I would treat you to a little snippet of what was one of my Mother’s favourite movies (I […]

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Endoftermitis?

Anyone else struggling with endoftermitis? I love the word. It perfectly describes how we are all feeling, here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies. We are tired, all of us (well, I don’t know about the cats, but the human residents are) and it has been a long term, and the summer holidays […]

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Screen time limits (or not?)

(No, my children don’t normally watch TV like this…) With the arrival of the long summer holidays, which I am rather glad about (we are in week one, I may have changed my mind by the end of this week) something that has been on my mind for a while, is screen time, and how […]

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