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Step by step: How to play doctors and patients with children

This afternoon, at the request -nay, demand – of my children, I’ve been playing doctors. If you’ve never been subjected to a game of doctors and patients – maybe your children are too young, you lucky devil – and you’d like to know the rules of play, then this is …

A letter to my little boy (even though he can’t read)

Oh, my darling son. Where to even start. With a positive, I think. That’s what the management course I did ages ago (that has proven to be entirely useless) told me, anyway. I appreciate the lie-ins you have (occasionally) given me of late. 7.02am is perhaps not what any other …

Twelve ways you are definitely screwing up your kids

Most parents will tell you that raising a child is the hardest thing they’ve ever done. Harder than anything they’ve faced in the workplace; harder training for a marathon. Er, I would imagine. It’s not just because you’re sleep deprived all day every day for five years (and counting) but …

Rainy day play dates

Right now, as I type this, we are having our third play date of the week. By the end of the week it will be four. FOUR. This is fairly unusual; as a sane person I don’t generally encourage other children to come and help my own destroy the house …

Cherish every moment? Hardly

I do totally cherish every moment. Honestly. For funsies, I asked some bloggery friends of mine about the importance of cherishing every moment.  Here is what they had to say. I think I realised how important it was to cherish every moment when my daughter decided to start hiding her …

Sometimes, being a stay at home parent is just really lonely

‘You don’t work?’  It’s a fair enough question, but it feels more like an accusation. ‘It must be nice to be a lady of leisure!’. Well it is, and it isn’t. As much as it’s lovely to be at home with the children, set my own routine and please myself …

10 rules for selling mirrors on the internet (and people that broke them)

When selling second hand goods on the internet, there are some things that should always remembered. I kindly summarised some of the key guidelines for you here. However, apparently for people selling mirrors, further guidance is required. Having reflected (?!) on some of the worst mirrors for sale posts around, …

21 things I wish I’d known before my first elective c-section

As you might know, I had both of my babies via elective cesarean section. It’s startling, really, that antenatal classes (or at least the ones I attended) are so light on detail regarding cesarean sections (or c-sections) given that 1 in 4 babies are born this way. Despite leaving the …

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