Tag: Humour

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’ …

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 …

A birth story (and an administrative nightmare)

Where would a parenting blog be without a nice gory birth story? Well, I don’t know, as I do tend to skip over that kind of stuff. It’s not that I am not interested in how random strangers birthed small people… Actually it is. Sorry. But don’t worry, this is …

Pregnancy sucks, and I am happy to admit it

How are you feeling? Throughout both of my pregnancies, I was asked this almost every day by somebody; on the train, at work, maybe in the queue at Boots while I was waiting for more Gaviscon. Right after ‘do you know what you’re having?’ (‘yes’ or ‘a baby’ being my …

My top ten family travel must-haves

Heading off to sunnier climes with the kids in tow? Having only done it a few times I’m no expert, but hopefully this list will provide you with some help and/or light relief as you sob into your 24kg-when-it-should-be-23kg luggage. Here, in all its glory, is my list of essentials …

19.5 months

The small one is now the age the big one was when he was born. This means the big one is now twice the age she was, and the small one is, well, infinity percent older. It’s always very tempting to compare your children with each other in terms of …

Sharing is caring (but toddlers don’t care)

Picture the scene. It’s an ordinary day. Big Whingelet has returned from pre-school and I’m doing my best to let the kids amuse themselves whilst trying to cook dinner/put washing away/tell someone why they’re wrong on the internet. They seem to be doing fairly well at it, when suddenly the …

Love is in the air: The perfect Valentine’s gift guide

It hasn’t been easy to write recently.  All this stuff with America feels like the start of a novel set in a dystopian future where everyone has dirt on their faces and everything is on fire. To be frank, it makes me feel like there is no point. Hey, the world’s …

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