Category: Parenting and life

Ten times I’ve totally used my kids as an excuse

Although being a parent can eat up your time and leave you lonely and confused, it certainly also comes with a lot of benefits. There’s a lot of love and laughter. You can completely indulge you childish side; you get to go to places like zoos and theme parks and …

Children’s parties make me sad, and here’s why

We’ve gone to quite a few kid’s parties in the past, but when primary school starts it really ramps up a notch and, particularly when you have more than one child, you can find that your weekends soon revolve around celebrating other kids’ birthdays. We’re not quite at the drop …

Do grown ups actually exist?

When you first move out of your parents’ home as a student, no one really expects you to have it together. You might be 18, but you’re barely an adult; not a real one anyway. Students are supposed to be lazy, and messy, and have piles of dirty dishes stacked …

Having a lovely relaxing bath, mum style

At the weekend, I woke up with a really bad headache. I initially wrote it off as a terrible hangover before realising it probably wasn’t as I hadn’t drunk anything. I can’t drink as much as I used to but alcohol-free hangovers would really be taking the piss. My husband …