I Had My Babies In My Forties

If you had asked me when I was a young career girl just setting out in the world whether I would be having a baby…

The Bad Mother’s 21 Point Guide To Knowing When To Send …

As the kids prepare to return to school, some mums don’t want them to go.  We only have 18 summers with them, they exclaim –…

Am I A Good Mother? Just Pass Me The Paracetamol And …

It’s been a Joan Crawford sort of day. If I had a turban and a cocktail shaker they would have come in useful. I have found…

Why I’m buying pregnancy testing kits in my 50’s

It’s highly ironic, I think, that I have spent more on pregnancy testing kits in my late forties and early fifties than I did in…

No Sex Please Parents – The Very Thought Upsets The Kids

Ah the joys of tweens and tween sex education.  Whilst we haven’t exactly had the ‘belt and braces’ talk with the kids about what goes…

Have You Got The Welcome Mat Out For Anxiety?

It dawned on me the other day that the reason for my (comparative) inertia when it comes to grabbing the bull by the horns (or…

Pregnancy And Incontinence – What Can You Do?

Those of us of a certain age are familiar with the challenges that urinary incontinence can bring. Generally, it is something that affects those of…

Is It Time To Get Christmassy Yet?

You’ve probably noticed the gradual appearance of the Christmas TV ads and, I have to confess, here in the Hobbis Household we have already consumed…

Manifesting Abundance – Is It Really Possible?

Manifesting abundance seems to be a big theme among the corridors of the self-help gurus at the moment. Ever since I read The Secret by…

8 Lies I’ll Tell Myself This Autumn

Now that the kids are back in school, leaves are turning brown and the air has that lovely crispness about it which heralds the onset…

11 Types Of Hospital Visitor You Really Don’t Want

Mum is currently in hospital recovering from a hip operation and, obviously, I am a regular visitor to her ward. I’m a great people watcher…