I’m a mum of three mischievous little boys, living back in the UK after spending ten years living and working in Switzerland. I feel that by now I should be an expert in motherhood and all the joys and worries that goes with it but like most mums I’m completely winging it, every single day. I've had an eclectic career journey, from the glamorous world of advertising to working as a librarian in an international school. Nowadays I'm concentrating on writing and freelancing, giving me precious time with my brood. In the early days of my expat adventure, over a decade ago, my favourite wine and cheese friend and I would talk about our ‘tens and twos’ moments. We agreed that living abroad comes with an abundance of wow moments, take your breath away moments, ‘ten’ moments. From hiking in the Swiss Alps to water skiing on a glimmering lake, nature there is heightened and every weekend felt like a holiday. But then there were the low points, our ‘twos’, when we'd pine for home, where everything felt comfortably familiar and just easier. We tried to decide on what was best; to settle for a safe, cosy world or to relish the heady mixture of adventure and nostalgia. Now I’m a mum too, on the cusp of 40, I realise our tens and twos philosophy rings true for many other things. Motherhood, relationships, health, ageing parents….Our lives are littered with highs and lows. This blog covers my tens and twos - everything from parenting challenges to life as a working mum. I hope you enjoy and can relate to some of it.