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TGIF

Welcome to last Friday.  I woke up shortly before 7am, puzzled and a little panicked that I couldn’t hear any children. Fearing that they may have perished in the night, so unlikely was it that they would both be asleep at this time, I switched on the video monitor. To …

Things that Daddy is better at than me

What is it with kids? I spend all day feeding them, dealing with their tantrums, wiping various sticky substances from their hands, mouths and bottoms, and basically making sure they don’t injure or kill themselves and yet when daddy gets home from work, it is like I don’t exist. Mummy …

It never rains but it sure does pour

Well, if we thought that after our hellish holiday experience we were due a bit of good luck, then we thought wrong.  In the very early hours of Saturday morning, we were (OK, my husband was) woken by the cries of the toddler*. She was extremely hot and miserable so we administered …

Small children v dogs: What are the similarities?

At some point in the future I will introduce you properly to the family mascot; our resident pooch. He is a disloyal, food stealing, baby waking, neighbour visiting, smelly trip hazard… but for some reason we keep him around. The dog came to live with us a year or so …

Most relaxing holiday ever

I promised I would update on the catalogue of errors that was our Thomson holiday to Protur Bonaire Aparthotel in Cala Bona, Majorca. This is going to be fairly long but hell, even if no one reads it, it’s cathartic. And God, I need that after our Thomson holiday from …

Guest blog: Beta Mummy does bathtime!

As anyone who follows me over on Facebook or Twitter can’t have missed, I’m on my holidays! This of course means I’m too busy sipping sangria and sunning myself (or trying to apply suncream to tantrumming children and wishing I hadn’t eaten the prawns at the buffet) to write a post this …

Ten uses for baby wipes

This morning, I cleaned my entire bathroom floor with baby wipes. I had hoovered that morning, but there were little dusty bits in the corners that wouldn’t shift and they were there taunting me while I was having a wee, so before you know it, rather than going downstairs and …

Boy babies v girl babies

After writing this post earlier in the week about the horrific gender inequality that is the rubbish clothes available for baby boys, I thought I would delve further into the differences I have observed between the sexes.  These are, obviously, huge generalisations; as I have already pointed out, having one girl and …

Things I don’t have time for now I have kids

I have already done a post outlining what I do all day.  This one is about things I don’t do. Being a mum is a funny old thing. Never in my life have I been so busy, yet moved so damn slowly. By the time each day comes to a …

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