Fussy Bird goes live!

Lucy Tales from the nest


13 April 2015



We did it – we created our very own online magazine and we couldn’t be more proud (if a little scared). After just over a year of planning and ideas and a lot of hard work and several changes, Lucy D and myself are pleased to bring you our new baby. After a fab weekend hanging out at Lucy D’s country pad, we brainstormed, planned, drank Prosecco, larked about with the other halves and the kiddos then bit the bullet and finally pressed the button to publish our exciting new project. Then we had a celebratory feast (lamb marinated in pomegranate molasses, no less). And then we drank more Prosecco. *Hic*.

The Blog


As discussed in 10 Things Kids Love That Parents Hate Part 1, we do a lot of things to keep our offspring happy (and give us a precious half an hour to trawl Instagram, er, clean the house and get the dinner on). Keeping the young'uns amused and busy with any engrossing activity that tears them away from their best friend The iPad for a few moments makes us feel good about parenting. Plus look at that happy little face! So why wouldn't we want to provide them with things that make them smile? Because some of those things make life for us Hell On Earth. That's why...

Sadly, the things that bring our kids joy just... don't do it for us

My first child was a boy. At my 20-week scan with baby number two, we discovered we were having a girl, and after a couple of years of boy clothes and toys - despite having some seriously lovely clothes and toys for my son - the temptation to go out and buy something unashamedly girlie was intense. But once I'd got a few pink items out of my system, I was quite determined that she wasn't going to be a floaty pastel cliche of girldom. And whenever a family member would buy her a pink outfit or shoes, despite whether I liked it or not, I almost felt embarrassed putting her in it. It seemed so obvious and blatant and, well, standard

... from holidaying with the kids. As we've just returned from a nine-day break in the South of France with our two Small Ones, I thought I'd scare, er, share with you the valuable insights I've gleaned from our little jaunt. Sharing is caring, after all, and if it allows you to feel more prepared for your own holiday en famille - or at the very least provides you with the reassurance that it's Not Just You - then my work here is done.

LucyFussy Bird goes live!