How to make date day count as new parents

As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is essential. That’s because we’re part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – with people to care for at both ends of the spectrum – so any time together is cherished. But no matter how…

As new parents, we don't get out much so making date day count is essential.

How to have the perfect panto experience with toddlers

Family days out over Christmas are not complete until you’ve ticked off a panto experience with toddlers – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or don’t really get them (that’s H), a trip to the pantomime still has plenty…

Great North Elmer Parade helped us keep fit

As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy. So joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. A brisk walk always helps to blow away the cobwebs and…

Where can I take the kids on a rainy day in Newcastle?

There’s nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle when it rains.

There's nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle when it rains.

Why networking over lunch with small businesses is my happiness booster

Find out why networking over lunch is my happiness booster.

Find out why networking over lunch is my happiness booster.

Breastfeeding – a must-read for new mums over 40

Check out my story about breastfeeding as a new mum over 40.

Check out my story about breastfeeding as a new mum over 40.

Sir Quentin Blake’s scratchy ink pen art stimulates Cyrus’s senses at the Laing …

The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition is at the Laing Art Gallery until Saturday, July 8th. Here’s what we discovered on our family day out.

The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition is at the Laing Art Gallery until Saturday, July 8th. Here's what we discovered on our family day out.