Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is on a mission with the kids to help Mother Nature, one less plastic bottle at a time… It has become a thing that every year the kids come up with something we need to reduce as a family in ourRead More →

It’s that time of year when many of us freak out and feel the need to ‘change’. Two weeks of over-indulging leads us to dramatically announce, “This is the year I’m running a marathon!” Feeling sluggish and frumpy, we collect sales bargains we would never normally wear, just to feelRead More →

This year marks my ninth year as a mother. It also, would you believe, marks my ninth year of “Mum guilt”. It’s a real thing, Mum guilt. In my experience it descends upon you the moment you hold your babe in arms post birth; “Do I have enough milk forRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is rethinking her family’s Christmas wish list… I met an old man at a poetry thing the other day. I go to poetry things a lot, and meet a lot of old men, and, because I’m a mum, they instantly understandRead More →

It’s the school October holiday week and I’m writing this in bed while my kid watches movies beside me… I haven’t got any of his Christmas presents planned (let alone bought), my house is in a state of half-decoration – even though we moved in almost a year ago –Read More →

Miss 7 with GP Cara McKee, a writer and mother-of-three, living in Largs is so in love with her gorgeous little new arrivals… At the beginning of the summer holidays we agreed with some friends that they would look after our kittens in exchange for us looking after their guineaRead More →

Hands up if you survived the school summer holidays? I did… just about. As I type I have achieved more work in a couple of hours than in an entire week of the school holidays. I’ve so missed my balance of family, work, home, and just as important, me. BeforeRead More →

I have to admit that reading Kerry Thomson’s lovely words about the emotions we all go through when our little ones start school (page 12), did make my eyes go a little watery. My youngest has just taken off on his next big adventure too and a part of theRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mother-of-three, living in Largs says ‘goodbye camping’ and ‘hello caravan’… I used to quite like my husband before we went camping. I used to like camping before I went with my husband. It was even okay when we were dating and I could weather hisRead More →

Wow! Where did this school year go? The flurry of end-of-term activities; summer fair, prize giving – and of course shopping for that all-important ‘thank you teacher’ gift – makes the start of the summer holidays race up quicker than a P7 on Sports Day. But amongst all the funRead More →