So This Is Parenting

House Rules

I have this sign in my house.  House Rules.  I love the sentiment behind it. Although in reality I don’t think the house rules are that straightforward or clear-cut.  In fact there seem to be many sub-clauses and loopholes to the house rules…     Love One Another Even when you think I am being […] Read more…

must remember that

I Must Remember That

The husband often says that my brain never switches off.  He’s not wrong.  My catchphrase is ‘I must remember that…’  Well that and “please watch where you are going.” It’s a constant buzz of activity going on up there.  Mostly it’s a never-ending to do list interspersed with thoughts of chocolate and Gerard Butler, and […] Read more…

Parenting Badges

A while ago I wrote a post called the Mummy Badge.  I spoke about when my small people were tiny, and I had to go somewhere without them, it felt like I was missing a limb.  I wanted everyone to know I was a mum.  In hindsight the bags under my eyes and slightly deranged […] Read more…

the curse of the mummy bag

The Curse of the Mummy Bag

Some people love shoes.  For me it’s bags.  I love bags.  In my life before children I created a beautiful collection of much-loved bags.  Sadly these days my beautiful bags rarely see the light of day.  Mainly because they are far too small for the amount of small people stuff I carry around with me, […] Read more…

Are you an OCD Parent?

We all have a few Obsessive Compulsive Disorder tendencies.  My husband is actually infamous on our street for checking he has locked the house at least 10 times before we leave.  This normally involves getting out of the car to check and has also seen him reverse back on the driveway approximately 30 seconds after […] Read more…

Mummy Injuries

The little one is 16 Months old.  Not a tiny baby anymore, yet not quite a toddler.  He’s at that precarious in-between stage.  Climbing without knowing the consequences, running when he’s not yet got enough miles under the belt walking.  There are bumps and bruises a plenty. Mainly mine. There are many hazards to owning […] Read more…

mummy friends

Mummy Friends: 10 Reasons You Need Them

Let me start my saying I hate the term “Mummy Friends”.  It conjures up a stereotypical image of catty and judgemental women competing with each other through their children. Definition of Mummy Friends – Friends you have met since becoming a Mummy who are also Mummy’s themselves. I have Mummy Friends.  But they are intelligent, funny, […] Read more…

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