So This Is Parenting

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…

the chickenpox house

The Chickenpox House

Last month Big got the Chickenpox.  I would love to tell you that we all coped brilliantly with a week of confinement, that there was much baking and crafts and we all thoroughly enjoyed each others company.  It didn’t exactly happen that way…  Day One in the Chickenpox House Mummy is awoken at an ungodly […] Read more…

Badges of Honour scooped poo out of the bath

Badges of Honour

First smiles, the first time they sleep through the night, first steps, first day at school.  All big milestones for our little ones. But what about the parents?  What about the milestones we reach?  What about the crap that no one warns you about?  The first Poonami.  That one’s traumatic.  There are things as parents […] Read more…

Super Mum Skills

Superhero Skills

I may look like an ordinary Mum to you in my standard issue leggings and mum bun.  But truth be told there’s more to this mum than meets her dark circled eyes.  I have actual superhero skills. These arms may not serve me well on the monkey bars in the park, but they posses a […] Read more…

The Parenting Lottery

Last Monday I was staring out of the window at the torrential rain wishing for it to stop before my fourth school run of the day, (that’s more than enough reasons to hate Monday’s right there) and I found myself daydreaming of a warmer climate and sand between my toes. Of course such a fantasy […] Read more…

The Parenting CV

  Curriculum Vitae of Mama / Mummy / Mum Education: Pushing around a doll in a pram and changing a Tiny Tears doll’s nappy. The sex education classes that taught me how to make a baby and gave me free tampons. Watching Three Men and a Baby about 200 times in my adolescence. Antenatal Classes.  Although […] Read more…

Rosette with inscription Not My Finest Parenting Moment

Not My Finest Parenting Moment

There are many many moments with my kids where I have a kind of out-of-body experience.  I see myself and wonder ‘what the hell am I doing?’  These moments aren’t when I’m dressed as a cowboy having a disco in the lounge and singing along to One Direction.  Those are the normal moments.  I’m talking […] Read more…

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