Kidtropolis: the fun place

During October half-term week, The Tiger Tales was booked to visit Kidtropolis.  Then, Hubby and Angelo fell ill. In the end Valentina and I went together. If you didn’t know, Kidtropolis is an annual kids show held at London Excel. At the event there were...

A death in the neighbourhood

It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child; that certainly was the case in my life. When I was able to read in write, I became the scribe for my grandmother. Many times her letters to her children overseas, my aunts and uncles, were usually about...

On being a black mother…

When I saw that Motherhood- Reconstructed was hosting an event on Raising Excellence, I knew it was an event I needed to attend. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so.  Then, Today, I managed to catch Tamu Thomas’ (one half of Motherhood-Reconstructed) video on her...

Where we are now: one year on…

Autumn Winter is a busy time for our family. Both Angelo and I have birthdays in November, followed by Valentina in December. Not to mention Christmas waiting in the wings. One year older and both kids are have grown physically and matured more emotionally. Recently,...

On Femininity: in conversation with my son

Recently, I was trialling BIC Kids' Drawy Book with my kids. On one occasion Angelo and I were colouring together. He said to me, ‘mum I'm making this one a girl, there are no girls’. He was referring to the group of aliens we were colouring. Honestly it never crossed...

Where we are now: end of 2015 update

My family and I are having a Christmas staycation in Lincolnshire. Looking and my children in our new environment has shown me how much they have grown of the past year. Hubby and I no longer have babes. We have a little boy and a little girl. Babies are no longer  a...


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Smyths Toys Cicciobello Competition

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Hi! I’m Maria. My family and I live in London but I’m originally from Trinidad, West Indies. My beloved and I got married in 2006. He’s Chinese/Italian. When we decided to increase our family, the first inevitable question was ‘what the child would look like?’... [ + ]


Zoggs DC Super Heroes Collection: unite the league

Zoggs DC Super Heroes Collection: unite the league

Warner Bros’ DC Comic’s Justice League hit the cinema screens last Friday. In the film five superheroes team up to fight against a common enemy to save the world. For us earthly mortals we may not be able to telepathically communicate with sea life, but we...

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15 Minutes of ‘Me Time’ for mums with babes in arms

15 Minutes of ‘Me Time’ for mums with babes in arms

After Angelo was born, I felt as though I lost myself. He was very rarely settled. Even after being fed, he cried a lot due to colic. It wasn’t until he was a toddler that I finally felt as though I was finding my feet. I’d begun attending a postnatal...

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