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.

Signs You Might Be A Parent

The Signs You Might Be A Parent

In the last of my summer series of round-ups I’m looking at signs.  Not as in ‘No balls allowed’ signs, or signs from up above.  But the smack bang obvious signs that you might be a parent. If the bags under your eyes, grey hairs, furry raisins at the bottom of your handbag, and small people […] Read more…

the best rookie mistakes

The Best Rookie Mistakes

Back in 2015 I launched a series.  Rookie Mistakes.  A place for other bloggers to share their stories of parenting fails, and for the rest of us to know that we are not alone or inadequate. The idea came after telling my story about the time I left the house with my baby, but no […] Read more…

Rules For Just About Anything

  No one can prepare you for the amount of rules involved in being a parent.  It’s a tricky road. Breast is best, but only behind closed doors.  Going back to work is bad.  Being a stay at home mum is bad.  Never complain about your children, because you know, #blessed.  But likewise, never brag […] Read more…

pregnancy and childbirth

The Ones About Pregnancy and Child Birth

I am one of the lucky ones.  Conceiving both our children was relatively easy, three months of trying with our first, and first time with our second!  But however blessed I was to be pregnant and growing a little miracle inside of me, pregnancy was at times really tough. Only we are not supposed to […] Read more…

The Things That Parents Google

Before becoming a parent I googled normal things like; How many calories in a glass of wine?   Pictures of Gerard Butler.  Where is Andy Crane now? Since becoming a parent my google history has changed somewhat, and I have found that the things that parents google are normally strange and often hilarious. I myself […] Read more…

laundry day problems

Laundry Day Problems

Back when our household consisted of me and the husband, I used to have a laundry day. Two loads on a Saturday between pottering around the house and going out for a bit of lunch and some retail therapy.  Now that two have become four, every day is laundry day, and it’s a never ending […] Read more…

Tag Team Parenting

I feel like I am in a constant game of tag.  There are 4 years between my boys, which right now means that what interests one, doesn’t interest the other.  So keeping them both happy at the same time involves a lot of ingenuity and a few miracles.  When the miracles are in short supply […] Read more…

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