The Saxon King, Southend

After seeing Little Baby Bum Live in Southend last month, I stumbled across The Saxon King in Southend, close to Priory Park, Prittlewell. The interior is so nice and homely and the outside has a lovely little park for the kids! The menus are well priced and the food was so nice! They offer a…

The Great Baddow Barn, Chelmsford

Today a friend suggested lunch out because the diabolical rain stopped our plans of the park & we didn’t fancy a busy soft play especially as it’s the 6 weeks holiday and big kids are EVERYWHERE! So we decided to try the Great Baddow Barn as we’d heard good things and we wasn’t disappointed! We…

Mum V Dad

‘I’ve been at work all week’ – how many times do I have to hear that sodding phrase? I haven’t been on a well-being retreat all week neither have I indulged in any kind of self-pampering, in fact I have been at work for three out of seven days of the week, two more of…

Help with Childcare Costs

Deciding to return to work following maternity leave or a career break to raise the munchkins? Looking at going into further education to progress a career choice? Thinking about the financial implications of finding childcare and confused as to which way to go? Below I have tried to summarise childcare options available to parents based on circumstances…

Returning to Work

‘One should work as though they don’t children yet parent as though their children are their only job’ – agree? OF COURSE NOT. The role of a working Mum is a conundrum to a lot of people, many people like to have an opinion on it, I have lost track of the amount of people…