April Chat with a Dad: Ben of Mutterings of a Fool

The first day of this month is April Fool’s Day and what better way to commemorate this rather err… silly celebration is to feature a dad whose blog is aptly named Mutterings of a Fool, although Ben the dad behind the much-read and loved blog is certainly far from being a fool. He is a devoted husband and dad to a beautiful little girl and adorable little boy.Read on to find more about this certainly not-a-foolish-dad …...more

March Chat with a Mum: Suzanne of 3 Children and It

I’m glad this little section of Chat with Mums and Dads is getting a bit of attention from my fellow-bloggers.  I especially feel really honoured when bloggers I read actually want to participate in our little chats....more

Flowers on Valentine's Day

My husband and I are not big on celebrating Valentine's Day. Sure, we exchange cards and he gives me flowers and last year I baked a cake and then we ordered a Chinese take-out for dinner. That's about it....more

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage

Last week was my in-law’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary, sixty long years of being together. I don’t even think they ever spent a night away from the other, apart from of course the time when my father-in-law had to have his gallstones removed. Other than that, as far as I know, they have never been apart....more

February Chat with a Dad: Benjamin Brooks-Dutton of Life as a Widower

I first wrote about what happened to Ben (without naming him) on this blog post where I talked about life imitating art. I’m not so sure how I first came across Benjamin Brooks-Dutton’s blog called Life as a Widower, all I know is that I’ve been addicted to his blog ever since I found it. It is a very poignant, honest account of what it’s like to suddenly lose the love of your life and the mother of your-very-young child. After all, what do you say to your two-year-old when he starts asking for his mum?...more

January Chat with a Mum: Katie of Hurrah for Gin

It’s 2014!  Hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s Eve and not nursing a terrible hang-over.  If you are, another mug of coffee might just do the trick.  I can’t believe Chat with Mums is now a year old.  I started this little section featuring friends I’ve known for ages, before inviting other mums who blogs and then eventually dads too.Thank you to all the past mums and dads who have been featured on Chat with Mums/Dads.  You guys are the best!...more

December Chat with a Mom: Mom Solo

When I was single and in my early 30s, I thought “This is it, I’m going to be single forever” and I was fine with that. What I wasn’t okay with though was the idea that I will never be a mother. I definitely wasn’t okay with that. My best friend friend who was also single then (who by the way, is also a mother now), used to talk about how to get pregnant without a partner. But didn’t do anything about it, instead we just allowed life to happen and it did. We are both mothers now....more

November Chat with a Dad: Mark of the Adventures of Sonny and Luca

I’ll keep this intro short, since this is a bit of a long interview but so worth the read! For this month’s November Chat with a Dad, let me introduce you to Mark. He is the man behind the funny, fresh and very candid blog: The Tales of Sonny and Luca. This blog, btw belongs to my top blogs written by a Dad. If this blog isn’t on your list yet, I suggest you add this to yours too.Tell us something about yourself. ...more