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The Funny Stuff

Surely we all know that a vital part of surviving parenting is being able to laugh at our mishaps and the days where everything just seems to go wrong! I’m a firm believer in laughter being good for the soul and so here are my less serious posts designed to raise a smile…..or hopefully a full blown giggle and a nod of recognition!

I’m a terrible housewife. An apology to my husband.

Housewife. Such a 1950s term isn’t it? Housewife, homemaker, stay at home Mum, whatever you want to call it, I suck at it! Technically I am a work at home…

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The perils of parenting older children.

The perils of parenting older children! I recently went to a one year old birthday party and all of the other children present were much younger then my two and…

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Are they supposed to fight this much? Siblings!

Having not been blessed, (I use that term so loosely!! 😉 ), with any siblings myself, my children make me question the same thing almost daily; are they supposed to…

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Am I missing the girl gene?

Am I missing the girl gene? I mean, not literally, I am definitely female, (two babies cooked and delivered prove that one!), but over the years I’ve realised that I’m…

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Vogue 73 Questions tag – (with a 4 year old!!) – Part 1

I was tagged for the Vogue 73 questions tag by the lovely Beth at Twinderelmo. I thought I would attempt it with my 4 year old son. It was an…

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Why you shouldn’t feel bad about breaking your resolutions.

Breaking your resolutions, why you shouldn’t feel guilty. Or rather, why you’re not alone! What you say in January vs what actually happens. That’s it people! Diet starts here! What…

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Travels In Wilma – Part 3

So, I left you in part two as we were nearing midnight, in the wilds of France, fuel light on in Wilma, and the aire, (free campervan sites), I’d so cheerfully navigated…

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Driving with children.

Part of today was spent driving with my children. I am a car journey survivor. Sort of! Let me outline every journey ever since they had the ability to talk.…

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I do not, will not need a nap!

We have been on a mega road trip across Europe recently, which has meant huge excitement and very late nights. This has led to some over exhausted children, and my…

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Going out out.

Not out, out out. Going out refers to a glass of wine with a friend in your local. Or a meal with your partner on ‘date night’. Cinema maybe. Something…

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Sun’s out, Mum’s out!

If you live in Britain too, you may have noticed something strange, after the snow(!), at the the weekend, something has changed, there is…….wait for it……sun! Yes, real hot, yellowy…

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No I can’t just!!

I read this brilliant article by Pick Any Two recently. It is all about how as Mothers, we carry the invisible burden of keeping the family together. It is up…

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10 reasons I’m like a Nana. (And I don’t even care!!)

I am actually only in my early 30s, however, I feel I have way more in common with an 80 year old Nana, and I’m not even ashamed!! I may…

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Christmas-Expectation vs Reality!

Ahhh, carols by the fire, love, warmth, PEACE, and a Santa’s Grotto every bit as magical as the website describes. Hmmm, reality may not have totally matched up to my warm and fuzzy expectations!!

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Calling all grown ups!

Be honest, reading the title, did you immediately think I meant you or was there a slight hesitation, a modicum of doubt? The reason I ask is that I’m still…

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My top tips for flying solo with children!

Upcoming flight with children? Have to go it alone? I have some top tips for you to follow to make your experience as stress free and wonderful as possible, you too can leave the plane smiling like all those other lucky lucky lucky people flying alone! 😉

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Dear neighbours.

We have new neighbours. This is my open letter to them. Just in case they were concerned. Also a totally gratuitous hair photo. Because, pink!! (This does not mean I’m not taking my time on the naughty step seriously!!)

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Things I have learnt about school so far.

So we are a few weeks in to school now. We are not doing too well!! 😀 Read on to find out more.

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The 5 simple signs that your child is overtired.

If you were struggling to read the subtle body language of your child, here is my handy guide to spotting overtiredness in your child. I’ll give you a hint, they are behaving like a total butthead!! 😉

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Train journeys with kids v train journeys alone. How one is so much better than the other, can you guess which?!

I have compiled this handy comparison for you in case, like me, it has been a very long time since you have had the pleasure of travelling solo, and have…

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Is the supermarket actually some sort of time vortex?

So yesterday evening we lost around 2 hours in a well known large supermarket! I mean, it has happened before, one of my besties and I genuinely lost 4 hours…

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Italian Gardens and Nervous Breakdowns!

Ahhh holidays, those wonderful and relaxing times with sunshine, loungers and lots of chilling out. Oh, except if you take the children obviously!! Pass me the wine!!

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Normal service has been resumed!! (What my children argue about.)

So, after my last post about how amazing things were between my two delightful children, I’m kind of happy to say that normal service has now been resumed, (makes far better blog…

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Why I envy my children.

Why I’m envious of my children. This is totally shallow so definitely down click if you’re after a deep musing on their youthful exuberance & zest for life!! 😉

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5 thoughts I had today.

1. My children don’t seem to have a volume control. Or if they do, it’s faulty and stuck on ‘penetrate steel’. 2. A silent protest tantrum can actually be a…

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Working from home with children. Alternate title – How to ruin a perfectly good day.

Ever tried to work from home with small children in tow? This handy guide will show you just how not to do it from a voice of far too much experience! 😀

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Staying in versus Going out

Ok, if you have come here expecting some review of nightlife written by some young person who is not currently sitting in their pj bottoms at 8pm on a Saturday…

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Gardening, I wish I was good at it!

Ok, just typing this makes me feel old! I don’t know why, probably because I have had a long love affair with garden centres, (the cards, the gifts, the pretty…

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Who really has it best when it comes to parenting?

This is something that is debated the world over, argued over in homes, discussed in playgroups, thought about wistfully in hot, stuffy offices, seethed over resentfully on fraught rainy days.…

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Mornings. With two small children.

There are few things that make me regress into a teenager, actually, no, there are lots of things that make me regress, bouncy castles, spending too much time with my…

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Swimming with kids. Well this should be fun right?

Swimming with kids. Going Swimming. How I imagine it. Get the bus to the pool, special treat so everyone behaves perfectly, walk to the pool, change, get in the pool,…

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Driving kids anywhere.

Driving kids anywhere. This is every journey I go on with my two little cherubs. Regardless of length of journey, this will continue until we reach our destination, however far away…

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Hair. Why brushing my daughter’s hair is a nightmare!

Hair. Why I dread this morning necessity! So, my first blog post, I have been agonising about this for ages, what should I write about, do I need to set…

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