What’s Natural About Parenting?

You hear the word natural a lot as soon as you become pregnant.  And that word ‘natural’ hangs around for the next year or so. Did you conceive naturally?  Was it a natural birth?  Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world.  You’ve taken to it like a natural. But when you really think about it having a […] Read more…

Bucket Lists And Dreams

When I was seven I wanted to be a hair dresser.  Then I saw Return to Oz and my girls world gave my nightmares, so that was the end of that dream. When I was eleven I wanted to marry Jason Donovan.  Then he entered his drug phase and was no longer the boy next […] Read more…

Blog Love – Absolutely Prabulous

    This months Blog Love is dedicated to Prabs from Absolutely Prabulous Sometimes when you read a blog you make a connection with the person behind the blog.  Sometimes you get really lucky and that connection becomes a friendship.  Almost three years ago Prabs linked up a brilliant post to my Friday Frolics linky […] Read more…

How to become a natural mother

  A Guest Post by Mummy Muckups     The best* advice on the internet. *maybe   Two words for you; NATURAL BIRTH. I mean…what IS that?? Before children, my idea of the word natural, was in relation to make-up, hair colour or lolly snakes from the natural Confectionary Company. All of a sudden, I […] Read more…

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…

Five Under £5 – Festival Vibes

We’ve bought a tent.  It’s huge.  The aim is to be able to go away for weekends with the kids and enjoy family time together.  I guess the enjoyment factor depends on how many bugs there are and how cold it is! Of course in my mind I’ve envisaged fairly lights and toasted marshmallows.  Luckily […] Read more…

Blog Love – Pass The Wine Please

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Siobhan from Pass The Wine Please Sometimes you read a post and you just know that you and the writer are on the same wave length.  You know that you could quite easily put the world to rights over a pot of tea, or have a giggle […] Read more…

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

My name is Claire and I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate makes me happy.  You can keep your cheese and your gin.  Chocolate is my thing.  After a lot of talks about chocolate with my cousin we have concurred that it must be in the genes.  Therefore we are not responsible for our chocolate intake.  My […] Read more…

Rose Tinted Parenting

When you are in the midst of the endless night feeds and sleep deprivation is making you slightly crazy, you think the person that says to you “one day you will miss this” is either slightly unhinged, or about to be slapped.  But they are right.  One day you will miss the 2am feed in […] Read more…

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