kids say the darnedest things.
romania. arguably the oddest place ever.
how we make movie night totally bonkers.

I wasn't sure if this was going to be a regular feature but then I had my heart totally melted by Ryan and his daughter that I had to share it with you immediately after investing in Kleenex because i just wept like a hormonal mother watching The Notebook. Please, chec...

Survival Pack

  • Off road buggy

  • Snowsuit

  • Gloves

  • Loads of outfits

  • Cosy accommodation

  • Swimming trunks

  • Snow boots

  • Warm clothes

  • Camera / video camera

When it comes to the mountains, there is no point looking any further than Morzin...

As parents, we are the creators of fun and originators of cool ideas. But keeping our awesome arsenal of clever, colourful, awe-inspiring arts and crafts up to date is a task easier said than done. But fear not, because I have spoken to some fellow parents-  those born...

there is no one more creative than a child. they aren't confined by anything, they don't know limits; in fact they abolish every restriction put in place. the write stories, make dens, create game out of thin air through no encouragement bar that of their own fantastic...

Phoebe's got to the stage where she is talking and talking and talking. She is talking so much. Arguably, she's talking too much. No, I'm kidding. It's incredible. She says stuff to me and mummy and all we can do is look at each other in mild shell shock. They're thing...

I'm not sure if this is going to be a regular feature, or if I'll just post a link to this guy's videos every week, but I am jealous of these talents. You have gotta check out all of his stuff. Twice. At least. Maybe even thrice. Just check it out. He's so epic. The ne...

Going back to school means a lot of things, and creating an edible packed lunch is one of them. [insert mega long and collective sigh here]. It's not just the fact you have to make a lunch box while all-bleary eyed because it's 6 o'clock in the morning (unless you're o...

Survival Pack

  • Lightweight stroller

  • Warm clothes

  • Gloves

  • Camera

  • Truly Parisian lodgings (book early)

  • Map

  • Bread for pigeons

  • Packed lunch stuff

  • Money

I guess I should start this blog with an admittance: I should not be allowed t...

My Darling Phoebe,

It's hard knowing how to start this letter to you because I want it to be perfect. I once though being a good writer meant you could wiggle your way out of parking tickets and speeding fines, but not anymore. Now I know it is being able to speak from...

Oh my god, how amazing would a holiday be?! It's a concept more delicious than a chocolate covered marshmallow stuffed with popping candy! All those sleepless nights followed by the endurance test that is either a day's work or, worse yet, more wrestling that little ba...

Phoebe Isla, you're 1.

Happy Birthday sweetheart; the happiest, most loving, cheeky little monkey the world has ever known - and I hope you always are.

My love for you is immeasurable, I love you with all of me. When you smile your whole face scrunches around your button...

Survival Pack

  • Thick skin

  • Patience

  • Camera

  • Open mind

  • Tastebuds that love pizza

  • Accept that random people will random bless your kids

  • Car

  • Strong stomach

  • Suitcase with room for cheap shopping

  • Fitness

  • Sturdy Pushchair

  • ...

There is no denying that it has a chaotic hue, but I remember the day Phoebe was born as good as any. That day three-months ago when she finally decided to leave the comforts of her warm n’ wet cocoon and venture into the world to see what the fuss was all about.

I...

We’re now right in the beating heart of winter, and yet six weeks ago the world somehow seemed a darker, colder place, a bleak landscape that, except for my own conceited hopes and dreams, lacked anything vibrant, anything worthwhile. In fact I felt trapped by the swir...

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About Me

hey! i'm will, the creator of my mad little family. not literally. i mean i didn't give birth. that bit mummy did. i just mean creator as in creator of this blog.

anyway, i'm totally incompetent as a parent and totally unqualified to give you any advice, trust me. saying that, trump is totally incompetent and unqualified to be president. so yeah, sit back, laugh a little, share a little and ignore absolutely everything i say. 

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