About us


Hi, I’m Nikki, a mum of six (soon to be seven!) from Staffordshire. I live with my partner Dave and five of my six children (since the oldest one has flown the nest).

The kids (affectionately known as The Circus) are Jessica (25), Matthew & Nathan (identical twins, 22) and Amelia (aka Milly, 16) all from my first marriage, then there is Sienna (aka Tinker, aged 4) from my second marriage and finally Freya (aka Totsy, aged 18 months) who belongs to me and Dave. I guess it is not exactly a conventional ‘Mum, Dad plus 2.4 kids kind of family’, but it is our ‘normal’.

Dave and I are kept pretty busy with the kids but also find time to go to work, Dave is an Assistant Principal in a high school and I’m a part time Data Officer in the same high school (he is actually my boss – which works really well for us, but I know would be some couples’ worst nightmare!) We sporadically take up running (only to abandon it after a few weeks), have a keen interest in home interiors (we secretly want to be property developers) and like most parents we are always wishing there was just a few more hours in the day.

So I hope you enjoy reading my blog all about our lives.

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