Tag: being a mum

21st Century Parenting: Ten reasons why it’s not easier

Last week, I briefly mused about the modern wonder that is smartphones. They’re crap for blogging but they have revolutionised parenting. Waiting for the child to fall asleep? Mess around on Twitter. Kids fallen asleep in the car? Get into an argument with a Trump supporter on a Scary Mommy article on …

Wet Mondays: Autumn is a bastard

Well goodbye summer… and hello autumn. With late September comes conkers, browning leaves, the smell of bonfires lingering in the air… The nights are drawing in earlier, just perfect for snuggling. Hot chocolate is mandatory and of course, there’s  the ability to hide excess pounds with thick woolly jumpers. That …

I had two c-sections (and I don’t feel guilty)

I started blogging when my son was almost six months old, so (fortunately for you) there has been a distinct lack of pregnancy and birth chat. However, the past month or so you will have noticed that I’ve had a few guest posts on the subjects of pregnancy and birth …

Merry sodding Christmas: Booking Christmas in September

I imagine many of you think that a) you’ve clicked on an old link or b) I’ve gone mad. Whilst certainly the latter is nearer to the truth, I am aware that it is only September, and the beginning bit of it at that. I am however in the full …

Sweet little lies: Mealtime deceit and other lies we tell kids

A little white lie never hurt anyone, so they say. A friend of mine, who has two small children of similar ages (and therefore a similar glazed over expression and mental state) shared with me this list of meals that they make for their family, and, crucially, what they call …

Guest blog: The *real* ten stages of labour

I’ve never been in labour, so although it sounds like a lot of fun it does mean that I’ll never be able to blog about it (be grateful).  This was written by my friend Gemma Hayward especially for Whinge Whinge Wine. Gemma is the mother of two small children too – a little …

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