• #Backtoschool – It’s That Time of Year Again

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 30, 2013
    I can’t believe the holidays have whizzed past and it’s time to think about the new school year. This September both my children will be going to state school and so for me, believe it or not, the back to school purchases are not as painful as usual. Even more so because I managed to get so much for so […]
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  • Trunkisaurus-tastic

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 20, 2013
    When the Grenade was 4 years old and the Menace wasn’t born we were holidaying in Greece, and we met a family whose 4 year old daughter had a Trunkisaurus. As it was a holiday, where you all transferred together we went with them to the airport and their little girl dragged this suitcase everywhere with affection and adoration. I […]
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  • First Interview with Prince William Since the Birth of his Son

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 20, 2013
    CNN’s Max Foster sat down with Prince William in his first interview since he and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child, Prince George.  The Duke of Cambridge shared with Foster how things have changed for him since becoming a parent, saying “I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience.  Something I never thought […]
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  • Diet Chef – Week 1 weight loss 4 lbs

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 19, 2013
    There is never a good time to diet and the summer holidays is notorious for adding unwanted pounds to the waistlines of stay at home parents as school holidaying children devour your cupboard stocks like a plague of locusts. Weight is one of those battles, which on some levels is genderless. For me, it’s been on my mind since I […]
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  • Feature Post: Cunning with Credit Cards

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 15, 2013
    Credit cards if used wisely can bring you many rewards. The way to know for sure, which will aid you, is to compare credit cards and see what’s on offer. There are hundreds of credit cards issued by dozens of banks, supermarkets and lenders. Some credit cards have low annual fees, while others offer a variety of rewards and still others provide […]
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  • One’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 15, 2013
    Mrs Sparkle pointed out to me, as we were clearing out my office, that I ‘may’ have hoarding tendencies. She was being polite because I absolutely ‘do’ have hoarding tendencies. I realised after she said this that I hoard to give me security and holding onto stuff makes me feel safe. However, it’s a false security and really I am just […]
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  • Great Reasons to Stay in the UK

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 13, 2013
    As your family grows, so does the cost of going on holiday. In your childless days you may have been used to an annual holiday abroad, but since having children money is tighter and this simply isn’t an option anymore. More and more families are choosing short UK breaks over big budget holidays, and with so much to do right […]
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  • Every Thursday Read Me in The Salisbury Journal

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    I have been writing for the Salisbury Journal for exactly three months – hurrah!! You can read my columns here: http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/sj_opinion/modern_military_mother/ Please check them out, share on Facebook and Twitter and also comment. It would be fab to hear from you. Big love xxx        
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  • Guest Post: Five family-friendly destinations in the UK

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    With the kids off school, why not treat them to a fun-filled Bank Holiday weekend? The UK has many family-friendly hot-spots, so pack your bags and enjoy a mini-break to remember. Here are five must-see destinations: Blackpool What would the summer be without a trip to the beach? Blackpool has one of the best coastlines in the UK and is […]
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  • Health Warning to Men – Boots and Watches-itis

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    Now if women suffer from ‘Shoes and Handbag-itis’ then estranged husband Hagar he suffers from Boots and Watches-itis. I didn’t realise it until we moved him out of quarters recently that man has boots up the ying yang and he still wants more. He’s very excited about the new boots being issued to the military.  The Ministry of Defence has signed a […]
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