The Pros and Cons of The Summer Holidays

  Do you have a school-aged child? Have you been breathing into a paper bag in anticipation of 6 weeks avec said sidekick? Stop screaming parental pal – it’s going to be OK… the pros of the summer holidays far outweigh the cons. And in case you were in any doubt see below, no probs. […]

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What NOT To Do With Kids

What to NOT bother doing with kids

    One of my most popular* posts to date was about what NOT to bother doing with your kids at Christmas which just goes to show that sometimes us parents need to be cut some slack – a little time to shrug off some of that permanent upper backache and be given permission to sink […]

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The Buggy Stages

  Today my donkey died an undignified death. My bugaboo donkey that is. It has carried and protected all three of my children at one point or another, which is at least two more infants than the original donkey (which I can only assume is the one that carried Jesus and Mary. I don’t think […]

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Swimming Lessons

      Recently I had a moment of weakness. I got gym membership. Again. I literally cannot tell you how many gyms I have been a member of. Process is as follows – I get all excited and bouncy. I do about 37 classes the first week – a cheeky little hour of ‘bums, […]

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The Dog Lover Lover

  I’ve got a confession to make and it might get me slung in the doghouse. I don’t like man’s best friend. Sorry. My best friend is, well, my best friend. I have tried for YEARS to be a dog lover. But this is me officially withdrawing from the ‘please can I have a dog’ […]

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To Three or Not To Three

Should I have a third child? I mean I already have one, so that title is not actually me asking the question – I like her, I think we’ll keep her but – ‘What’s it like to have 3 kids?’ – is a question I get asked a lot. Or I get a statement along […]

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Tantrums

    I like words that start with Tan. You have Tanzania (great place, you must go) tantalising (anyone else thinking Calamari, no? just me?) and Tantric (nod, nod, wink, wink). You have tangled (a web of lies, crossed wires or the best Disney film to date) tankard (cheers friendly old man, does yours have […]

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The Worst Day Ever (The Story Of A Steriliser)

      Hello! Are you interested in hearing about my Worst Day Ever (to date) after having a baby? No? You’re in the wrong place – next time try not clicking on the link to My Worst Day Ever. Oh.. you want to hear about the story of a steriliser you say? Roger that. […]

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Things My Children Have Taught Me Part 2 – The 3 Year Old

  Following the success of my previous blogpost about Things My Children Have Taught Me (well, 10 people read it, a few people ‘liked’ it, my mum didn’t send an immediate emergency text about it – living the d-ream peoplllllle) I thought I’d continue – focussing on things my 3 year old has taught me […]

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School Run Then Vs School Run Now

First day of school run – 1 . Dress your child in their brand spanking new school uniform. Continuously exclaim ‘you look so grown up’ whilst child looks smugly at own reflection in mirror. 2. Plait your child’s hair in complicated style that wouldn’t look out of place on show pony, add ribbon/hairband/quiff/hairspray/botanical decoration if […]

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