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Parenting ain’t what it used to be (thank goodness)

Parents these days, they don’t know they’re born. So say a lot of people anyway, mainly belonging to the previous generations. Not all of them, but a not-insignificant subset who seem mightily miffed that parent and child parking spaces are actually a thing and see fit to complain every time …

11 things that are way too impractical for parents

Today I’m lamenting my pre-baby life. Not because of anything serious, you understand, but because I’m finally getting around to sorting out my shoe cupboard and I’ve admitted defeat. I’m never, ever going to wear those heels ever again. They’re not practical anymore, and they’re taking up space. I’m probably …

Car journeys: With v without kids (guess which is more fun?)

If you see me and I look like I’m going to burst into tears, it’s probably because just had the privilege of spending £700ish on getting my car through its sodding MOT. Namely, the brakes were fucked and the tyres needed replacing. It shouldn’t really be a surprise, if I’m …

Eight time-saving hacks for the busy stay-at-home parent

As a stay-at-home parent, you can find that the burden of the daily chores; the admin, the cooking and cleaning, falls to you. Not ironing and making beds, those are for suckers. Even if you’re a very equal household and share the load as much as possible, if one person …

Bizarre swimsuit trends for 2018: A round-up

Last year saw the hairy chest swimsuit and fish flops taking over the internet (and, more importantly, our Facebook group Dafuq Is Dis) but so far this year – some might say, disappointingly – there hasn’t been that one weird summer item that’s somehow sits perfectly between ‘I need this’ and …

My top tweets collated for posterity (or something close to it)

I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. It’s a great way to banter with people, complain to Ocado when your apples arrive bruised, or inform the world of something your kid just said that you’d probably forget otherwise and was perhaps mildly funny, like the time I had a whole …

Trash it or treasure it? The big preschooler artwork debate

‘Why is this picture in the bin?’ asked my daughter. Seven little words with the power to chill every parent’s blood. We give each other a look. We’ve been caught. ‘Oh, it must have been an accident!’ replied my husband. It was no accident. There are two very distinct schools …

A trip to Bluestone Wales in the spring

We’ve been to Bluestone Wales three times now. Our first two trips to Bluestone were at Christmas (see the posts here and here), so we were really excited to be invited back this time in the spring. We were even more excited when the Friday before we left temperatures reached …

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