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Thank heaven for little boys?

I wasn’t expecting to have a boy, I’m not sure I was made to have boys and I still question whether I’m up to the task sometimes. There are many things I wasn’t adequately prepared for. Firstly, their relationship with their penis. Cliche perhaps, but undeniably true; it’s their first …

It’s too hot: An ode to a heatwave

It’s too hot to be inside, it’s way too hot to be out. It’s too hot to walk, it’s too hot to get in the car. It’s too hot for deodorant to be anywhere near effective. It’s definitely too hot to go on public transport. It’s too hot to go …

DITL: First morning of the summer holidays

Monday was the first official day of the summer holidays! And here is how it went down. It turns 6.41am and here they are. Who listens to gro-clocks anyway? Not my kids. I can tell the big one hasn’t had enough sleep, it was very very hot last night. God help …

The end of term… and an era

I said I wouldn’t cry at my daughter’s last day in preschool. I laughed and said ‘I’ll be coming back here every day with the other one next year, and she’ll only be in the building next door!’. I said ‘If I cry it’s only because I know I have …

Eight things I’m thinking on the last day of term

Today is the end of the preschool term. The biggest one goes back in tomorrow for a party and then – bam – it’s all over, until she starts Big School in September and the preschool reopens, six full weeks from now. It’s just us three, on our own. For …

Ten steps to picking the perfect baby name

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re pregnant. Congratulations! It’s great, isn’t it? Just kidding, rather you than me. Now obviously dealing with this heat, that’s the easy bit. Harder by far is deciding (and agreeing upon) what you will call your baby. Somehow, from the thousands – no, …

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