Tag: Humour

A mums’ weekend away: The inevitable truths

Last weekend, I went north to the wonderful city of Manchester to attend BlogOn. If you’re a blogger, you’ll know what I’m on about. If you aren’t, it’s a blogging conference. I first met Laura of BlogOn-founding fame during my trip to Paris in November, and she sold it to me …

Dear Ocado, forgive me

I’m so, so sorry I left you. So enraged was I with the prospect of paying £6 per month for delivery that in a hasty, ill-thought-out move, like a spurned lover I cancelled and left our relationship right there and then. You didn’t even try to tempt me to stay. …

The NCT sale: Ditching the baby sh!t

As you know, we have an extension looming, requiring the imminent demolition of all our storage space. We also have a house full to bursting with baby stuff, and no babies. It’s time to de-baby the house. Once you have reached a certain age, most of your friends are on …

Learning to talk and beyond: From first words to all the whys

It is one of the mysteries of parenting that we are so encouraging of the whole learning-to-speak thing. Yes, life is a little easier when they can articulate their wants and needs. No, it does not make it easier to reason with them; they are small children and therefore entirely …

4:23am: The sleep update or why I am VERY tired today

Yesterday morning at around five to seven, I was lying in bed when my children both giggled their way into the room. I wasn’t asleep; in fact I’d been awake since about three am with horrendous acid. Heartburn struck me down pretty much the instant I got pregnant with the …

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 …

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