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Happy third birthday! With Toddler Tools

As you’ll probably know, my laptop is still broken. Well, it might be fixed, but whatever state it is in, I do not have it.  Rather annoyingly, I’d written the best part of a ‘happy birthday’ post and then saved it – not in Blogger (yes, gasp, I’m still on …

Mumsnet Blogfest 2016 – Oh, and some awards too

So, ladies and gents, if you didn’t know already, this is now an award winning blog. Yep, against every expectation I won the Best Comic Writer award at the Mumsnet Blogging Awards. I must say that did make up for Friday’s disaster day somewhat. I wasn’t sure whether to start from …

The many ways in which I screwed up today

SO THIS IS HOW MY DAY WENT: 6:03: Small one awake. He gets out of bed, opens his bedroom door (he is like a sixteen-month-old Indominous Rex – never underestimate him) and starts banging against ours and squealing and whinging.  Time to get up! Or at least for daddy. I …

No one likes a tired Whingelet

The big one went to her cousin’s for a “sleepover” last weekend. I say “sleepover” as by all accounts, not a great deal of sleep was had due to her waking in the night and demanding Peppa Pig. Wouldn’t get away with that at home, young lady (sorry guys). Daddy …

Paperfight! A day out in London with Epson

I’m writing this at 8.30pm on a Friday night.  I know, right? No rest for the wicked. Or, like, parents in general. I have walked miles, in the rain, hunched over a toddler clinging on to a buggy board for dear life. I am a shadow of my former self …

Happy Halloween…

So not only do we have to suffer the indignity of the clocks going back this weekend, but it’s also Halloween on Monday. Yup. Hold on to your pants. Back in those relaxing and hedonistic days before children I probably enjoyed Halloween as an excuse to dress up in something …

My birthday sleepover and a visit to Peppa Pig World

Last week it was my birthday. I got two pairs of slippers; I think I have officially reached old age. I’m OK with that. They are nice slippers. It also happened to be half term for my sister, who is a teacher in a school with enviably long half term …

The Q&A Blogger Tag

OK, so. The wonderful Suzanne from the marvellous and Another Ten Things (honestly, she’s hilarious. Please check out her blog) nominated me in this blogging challenge. Under normal circumstances I would probably politely decline but I am SO BUSY right now (thanks, children who do not nap) that of course …

Me and my shadow: The clingiest kid in town

I’m aware I’ve done a lot of moaning about my son lately. I would apologise, but that is basically what this blog is for. I don’t make money out of it, it eats up the majority of my very limited spare time, it’s way more complicated than I ever anticipated, …

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