lifeloveanddirtydishes

Friday Frolics #2

Friday Frolics time again. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows and have a read of these blogs that made me giggle this week.   As someone who is crap at crafts I can really relate to Alana’s tale of woe. The Rubbish Mothers Guide to Sensory Play by Alana at Baby […] Read more…

Pregnancy Announcement

Calm down.  I have nothing to tell you.  No announcement from me.  Been there.  Done that.  Got the t-shirt.  Twice. Not happening again.  No more swollen ankles, morning sickness, heart burn, back ache, and limited wardrobe choices for this mama. But have you noticed the pregnancy announcements taking over your news feed lately?  Every day […] Read more…

lifeloveanddirtydishes

Friday Frolics #1

Welcome to the first Friday Frolics. Here is where I share some posts from other bloggers that have made me laugh this week. Pull up a chair, grab a glass of wine (tea if it’s before 11am!) and enjoy a little giggle with me. Love is in the air with Valentine’s tomorrow so I thought […] Read more…

Rookie Parenting Mistakes

You know those perfect parents, the one’s that get everything right, and their children are little angels? No?  Me neither.  Show me a parent who hasn’t made any mistakes and I’ll show you some pants on fire.  It makes no difference whether they are pretty french knickers, Bridget Jones Granny Pants, or David Beckham briefs. […] Read more…

Valentine Schmalentine

Valentine’s day is nearly upon us.  How it’s changed for me over the years.  In my teens I would obsess over the perfect Valentine card to give the boy of the hour.  And when it wasn’t reciprocated I would spend hours crying into my pillow whilst listening to Roxette “It must have been Love”.  In […] Read more…

The Ages of Soft Play

Hey kids, listen up.  We all love soft play, right?  I mean, what’s not to love.  You can run indoors.  Really fast.  And not get told off.  You can climb up stuff, jump down from stuff, and you can be loud.  Really loud.  Anything your Mum won’t let you do at home, you can do […] Read more…

Dear friend with no children

We don’t seem to be able to find the time to see each other that much these days.  We used to spend Saturdays mooching round the shops, and evenings hitting the bars and getting drunk.  They were good times.  But things have changed.  I have these 2 little people that have sort of invaded and […] Read more…

What I don't want to hear this Christmas

What I don’t want to hear this Christmas

There are plenty of things I look forward to hearing this Christmas; my children’s excited squeals, tearing paper and of course The Pogues!  But there are several sentences that I don’t want to hear this Christmas.   1 “Sale starts NOW!” January sales are supposed to start in JANUARY.  The clue is in the title.  […] Read more…

10 Things To Make You Feel Festive

10 Things To Make You Feel Festive

The run up to Christmas can be stressful, busy and expensive.  The shops reduces all the gifts a week after you bought them, you’re running out of places to stuff hide presents, your to-do list could rival Santa’s, and you know there’s something you’ve forgotten but you can’t remember what it is and it’s keeping […] Read more…

children you see in the nativity

9 Types of Children You See in The Nativity

It’s that time of year again.  Children have been busy practising their songs.  Parents have been frantic trying to pull together camel costumes.  Teachers are preparing for organised chaos and (I imagine) doing a lot of holding their heads in their hands.  It’s nativity season. Come performance day who knows what your little angel is […] Read more…

a mum's Christmas carol

A Mum’s Christmas Carol

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without belting out a few Christmas Carols.  Maybe you like the classics, Good King Wenceslas or Deck the Halls.  Maybe you’re more of a Santa got stuck up the chimney kind of person.  But if you are a Mum I’m sure you will appreciate a Mum’s Christmas carol. It maybe […] Read more…

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