not superwoman

Why I’m Not a Superwoman

People keep referring to me (kindly) as Superwoman (if only I looked that good in lycra-wait-a-minute who my kidding, I'd NEVER wear lycra) but truth be told, I'm asked quite a bit 'How do you do it?' so I thought I'd blog exactly how!
Xander

Nursery is Not Working Out

So those who follow me here and on FB know that Alexander, 2 and 4 months, trialled nursery last September after his 2nd birthday and HATED it.
Vicki-Honest Mum

Feeling Thankful

Yesterday was Thanksgiving for my US and Canadian friends and I'm proud to write that a large part of my readership are now actually based in America. I've always had an affinity with Americans, my closest friends at Uni were from LA, New York and Chicago and I miss them all madly (thank goodness for FB and the rare London or LA get together).
toys

Nursery-I’ve Made a Decision…

So those reading my blog last week will know, it was a pretty rubbish time for myself and Alexander. A lot of tears were shed (by us both). The nursery induction was hard going, which is inevitable but it was worse than expected, Alexander was beside himself and despite another session with me, he just wasn't settling, my toddler wasn't ready.
Vicki-Honest Mum

The Power of Putting it Down on Paper

At the end of last year, I anxiously scribbled a creative plan down on paper for myself and blogged about the process HERE. A liberating act and one that was utterly necessary in helping me to focus on what mattered when it came to my creative work goals and dreams.
creativity

How Kids Made Me More Creative

Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact. I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby. Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level. Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
The boys

My Hopes for 2014

So what are my hopes for 2014?....I've been mulling over this post for a while now and in fact have started implementing a lot of things I want to change in 2014, even within the last few days.
Raymond Blanc

Treating My Folks to a Luxury Break in Oxford

For those who read my blog regularly (what? that's all of you, great) then you'll know that my parents help me with childcare- A LOT! I simply couldn't work and raise my young family without them. They are utterly amazing, caring, capable Grandparents. Typically, they share the three days I work solidly mid week between them, caring for my 14 month old baby, Alexander whiles my eldest, Oliver (nearly 4) attends full time Pre-school. ...So when my husband and I were offered a break in a beautiful hotel in Oxford, I immediately asked my parents if they'd rather go, as a thank you for all that they do for us.
family

Freelance Life-a Juggling Act

Family time! You know what they say, "You want something done, give it to a busy person" and that person is usually me...and I love to be busy. I'm so lucky that I'm able to keep up the juggling act of kids ...