How I cope with toy clutter

This is a picture of my son, doing what he loves to do – fluffle his mummy’s hair. He has done this ever since he developed fine motor skills. When he was smaller, he used to do it while feeding. Some babies need a blanket or soft toy, my boy needed a handful of...

Readers’ Top Tips

Thanks to the marvels of technology, some of my recent online articles included a comments facility and some people very kindly used this space to volunteer their own housework-success secrets. These included some real gems and I thought it would be helpful to put...
Why housework is mental

Why housework is mental

Let’s play Spot the Difference. Woman A arrives home. She hangs up her coat, bag and keys. She looks around her tidy home, smiles and decides she’s got time to relax in her beautiful sitting room with a cuppa and a magazine. A flustered Woman B heaves the door open,...

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