Exploring adventures and styles for kids without the girl/boy stereotypes.

Have I become a ‘low grade tiger mum’?

Charlie and the pirates Tiger mum

It’s the holidays and in my head I am letting my 6 year old run feral and free. She is staying up later, we’ve been to the beach and swimming most days, we’ve made things…. I have taken lovely pictures for my Instagram account… all is ticking along nicely. But! In the back of my […]

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Bax & Bay guest blog

Charlie and the Pirates

Festival season is well underway and back in the days, pre Bax & Bay, when I had a ‘proper’ job I used to get a pair of tickets to every festival in the UK and hand them out to my team; always keeping tickets to a couple of my favourites – number one always being […]

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Madpax summer holiday packing

Charlie and the pirates Mad Pax

I am a couple of days into the summer holidays and I have already used the following words (on more than one occasion) with my mini pirates: There will be no ice creams if you do not listen to me I am cancelling all play dates unless you turn on your ears Do you know […]

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Sports day sportsmanship  

Charlie and the pirates sports day

Another parenting milestone / chapter for me over the last couple of weeks. … sports day. It is the milestones I am not prepared for that literally come and smack me in the face. As a parent I really wasn’t prepared for first day at school (I sobbed), the sibling squabbling (surely my brother and I […]

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Happy Birthday Ma’am with Nana’s Manners

Nana's Manners with Charlie and the Pirates

There is so much excitement about Her Majesty’s birthday this weekend. My little pirates both have some BIG royal celebrations to get involved in, and it is always fun to see the nation unite. We’ve all had that eating out fear with little ones especially when you go to big events – are they going […]

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Exploring Whizz Pop Bang

Charlie and the pirates

I am not normally a kids’ magazine fan, mainly because the ones’ my kids choose have a lot of plastic tat attached to them. This inevitably leads to tears as pieces get broken, lost, or stolen by their sibling!! But when I was given a copy of Whizz Pop Bang I was intrigued. It really […]

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Putting myself out there

Charlie Made Launch

I have been off the radar over the last few weeks on Charlie and the Pirates and it wasn’t because I was home eating Easter Eggs. I have been a particularly busy bunny firstly back in my day job as a freelance PR exec, secondly working on a revamp for Charlie and the Pirates (which […]

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