Should I let my kids fail? Or are they too young yet?

Should I let my kids fail?

Should I let my kids fail? I certainly don’t do it at present. Are they too young yet?

Last weekend I read Jennifer O’Connell’s column in the Irish Times. She was talking about stripping back parenting; about keeping it more simple.  Continue reading

Easy red pesto pasta the kids will love

Easy red pesto pasta

Easy red pesto pasta

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for ages now. We all need a go to dinner the kids just love, right? Well this is my one. It’s a super easy, super quick pasta dinner that Aidan and Sarah would actually eat every single day if I let them! It’s easy red pesto pasta, perfect if you’re in a hurry.  Continue reading

Solo Travel Lisbon: The perfect city break

Solo Travel Lisbon

Solo Travel Lisbon: These old trams can be spotted all around the city and they really add to it’s old world charm

Last weekend I did a whole city break to Lisbon on my own. Not by choice mind you. I was supposed to go with a friend but she was ill and advised not to travel. Nobody was able to take her place at such short notice, while Daddy Chambers couldn’t accompany me as we had nobody to look after Aidan and Sarah.  Continue reading

Supplements for child behaviour – they worked for my son

supplements for child behaviour

Supplements for child behaviour: I just can’t get over the change in Aidan in just a month

My Aidan has always been an active boy. A strong willed boy. Wild, giddy and gorgeous. As a baby he slept a lot but when he was awake he was always moving, even when he couldn’t even walk.  Continue reading

Aldi Santa Milk, in store from Tuesday

Aldi Santa Milk

Aldi Santa Milk

Getting the mince pies, carrots and milk together for Santa and Rudolph on Christmas Eve is a tradition that takes place the world over each year on Christmas Eve.  Traveling the world and delivering gifts can be thirsty work, so Aldi are once again making sure that your fridge is stocked with Santa’s favourite tipple, milk!  Continue reading

Curiosity of a child – I don’t have all the answers!

curiosity of a child

The Curiosity of a child – Did a donkey do it?!

Question, questions and more questions. It’s all I get these days. Ah, the curiosity of a child. Car journeys are laced with questions. They come mostly from Aidan but Sarah has plenty of them too.
I have to admit it’s mostly cute and funny but they ask me the most random things. Sometimes I genuinely don’t have the answers and that doesn’t sit too well with them, particularly Aidan.  Continue reading

London without kids: I’m still not the better of it

London without kids

London without kids, I’m still not the better of it!

For months on end my mother in law, Nanny Chambers, told us to go away together. When she said together, she meant just myself and Daddy Chambers. We always wanted to take advantage of her offer but felt a bit guilty about doing so. She’s 70 after all and Aidan and Sarah are a real handful. They make us exhausted so I can only imagine how she must feels after she looks after them.  Continue reading