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Don’t be a dummy: Ditching the pacifiers

I admit that, before I had kids, I did kind of judge the use of dummies. Not vocally; I’m not a complete arsehole. But I didn’t like the look of them and I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be using them. But then, as you know, my first baby was …

Parenting mistakes I’ve made this holiday

So the Easter holidays are almost over for us, and good golly, aren’t they unnecessarily long? I’m sure for teachers, they’re fabulous. If I were a teacher I would live for the holidays, undoubtedly. For students, especially ones old enough to drink, they’re pretty damn great. But for parents, they’re …

The dark side of parenting: Poo, wee, vom and snot

Please do not read this if you are squeamish. The clue is all there in the title but I do not want to be held responsible for making you a little bit sick in your mouth, and although I imagine most parents are somewhat hardened to these things by now, …

Boy or girl? I don’t care: The elaborate gender reveal

I’ve noticed a recent trend for elaborate gender reveals, and I have a confession: I can’t stand them. I’m not talking about the videos of people telling their kids about their new baby brother or sister; that’s quite cute, even if it involves a pink or blue cake (as long …

My A-Z of parenting small children

The big one is learning her aybeeseedees at preschool. We practice them a lot with an array of irritating books, repetitive toys and of course, that song. I’m not convinced she is getting much better, but I’m sure she’ll get there. She’s only three; I’m sure she could be reading …

I’m too old for that sh!t: Ten things I am just too damn old for

So if you’re on the internet, you may have seen that Nordstrom is currently selling some very confusing jeans, with see-through, plastic knees. You can buy them here.  Or not, because they’re bloody ridiculous. Why not team them with the lovely shoes pictured above, complete with hole in the heels? These …

Duck tales and mum fails

Feeding the ducks is a brilliant, free activity* that all toddlers love. One of the small one’s first words, and still a firm favourite is QUACK. He’s a big fan of the ducks. I’m also a fan, because it gets them outside in the fresh air (it’s not quite ‘educational’ …

To my little girl on #InternationalWomensDay

My big girl, because three seems so very big. You are just like I was when I was a child. Not only in looks; in some pictures it’s clear to see that with your blonde curly hair, you couldn’t possibly be anyone else’s but mine…. But also in attitude. God help …

The toddler of the future: Ten design flaws to smooth out

I love my toddlers, they’re remarkable. Watching them develop, learn and grow is one of the most fun parts of being a parent; on my list it’s my second favourite after bedtime. One day they’re a teeny tiny helpless baby, the next they are running away from you in the …

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