Life – Funny Stuff

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes is mainly about parenting.  Living life with small people and the situations we find ourselves in.  Life refers to the funny stuff.  If becoming a parent has taught me anything, it’s enjoying simple pleasures and having a sense of humour about things.  How else would we survive the poonamis and the tantrums?  If you’ve stumbled into this category I hope these posts make you laugh and brighten your day a little.

Wrecking Ball Parody

For some reason in my slightly warped brain, Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus has always reminded me of childbirth.  Maybe it’s the site of her writing around on that concrete ball.  It reminds me of trying to bounce the baby out on a birthing ball.  It’s been a while since I wrote a parody, so […] Read more…

Why the Housework Can’t Wait

If there’s one piece of post childbirth advice that winds me up, it’s “The housework can wait”.  It remains a constant piece of advice given at any stage of your child’s life and I for one am calling bullshit on this particular wisdom. Why? Because quite simply it’s not true.  Of course prioritise those baby […] Read more…

A Girl Named Topsy

Or as she rightly prefers to be called, Jocelyn Macnab I know from the many google searches that refer people to my blog that the children’s TV program Topsy & Tim raises a lot of questions.  Questions from the grown up’s, not the kids. So I was really pleased when I had the opportunity to […] Read more…

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Real Life Birth vs Movie Birth

I have given birth to a tiny human.  Twice.  And whilst my birth stories are different, it is more than fair to say that my experience of giving birth was like nothing that I had ever seen in the movies.  Neither was pregnancy.     Being Comfortable When 9 months Pregnant. Movies A pregnant woman […] Read more…

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