My Labour Via Live WhatsApp

    Have you considered the future of giving birth? No silly, I’m not talking about anything sensible like advances in medicine or the ability in the future to give birth through a much bigger orifice (for me personally I’d have to nominate my mouth). I mean live tweeting, webcams and #crowning. Emojis of pregnant […]

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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 Types of People on Social Media

social media

The Cliffhanger They are the digital equivalent of a frustrating ending to a book. Good news or bad news they provide you with no news. Status’ including things such as ‘can’t quite believe it…’, ‘so sad…’ or ‘the BEST news…’. They use the dot dot dot to gain intrigue. You don’t know them well enough […]

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The Dummy Addict

The Dummy Addict

  Let me preempt the punchline of this piece by telling you that there are 4 people in this house who are addicted to dummies and only 2 of our 3 children would take one. Can’t work it out? I’ll give you a second. Got it? That’s right – my husband and I have been […]

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I Heart January

January

  What have you got against January? I’m not one to rant (ahem) but as a true Brit there is nothing I love more than an underdog, and an unpopular one at that. Who keeps the crap acts in X factor out of sympathy? Me. Who backs the horse with the worst odds because they […]

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Judgement

Let’s talk about judging. If you are a tutter, shake your head-er, roll your eyes-er, in your head silent prosecutor or an out an out ‘guilty, your honour’ shouter then I’m talking about YOU. If you are not then have you been a victim of judgement? Have you ever had to defend your parenting choices? […]

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From One Mum of Three to Another: Dear Kate

Dear Duchess of Cambridge/Princess Kate/Ma’am/George and Charlotte’s mum/any other title you may go by, (FYI I go by muuUUMMEEYYYEEH, note the increase in volume, it’s important) You don’t know me, but I know you. And I don’t mean that in a creepy way. I mean, obviously everyone in the world knows who you are. But […]

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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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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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