My 3 year old needs glasses. Why am I so upset?

I took the kids for their first eye test this morning. On reflection, I was more concerned about toddler meltdowns than the end result, and we were all looking forward to piling into Costa afterwards for two babychinos and a (self-congratulatory) mummy latte. After all, I’ve done pretty well this month… Haircut – tick, dentist – tick, eye test… I knew…

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Interstitial Cystitis: Living with Chronic illness

  The Honeymoon Disease, UTIs, repeated water infections… different names for the same pain. But it’s a pain that, for so many of us, can switch from a mild inconvenience into something more serious. According to The British Association of Urological Surgeons, “women have at least one attack of urinary infection during their lifetime.” Even worse, 20% will suffer repeated…

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5 Chicken Pox Survival Tips

Oh joy. It’s that time of year again when the mere hint of a spot is enough to send a shudder down my spine. This is not Fake News. I repeat, this is NOT Fake News. Even so, by the time you’ve played ‘snap’ for six hours straight with two tetchy, cooped-up children you’ll be wishing it was. Little ones in Reception Class?…

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Thank you!

1000 Twitter followers it says. 1000!!! I know that figure’s missing a few naughts compared to other blogs but still, i’m chuffed to bits. Not bad for a fledging blog about sleep-deprived ramblings. Thanks to all who have sent me comments and supported me. Bahhh… This is starting to sound like some soppy Gwynnie speech. I’m just overwhelmed by all you lovely people out…

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Sharing Your Favourite Childhood Books With Your Children

Emily discovered Roald Dahl last year (cue air punch!) We’re both hooked. What a reawakening for me and what a revelation for her. I think I’ve been secretly waiting for this moment ever since she was born… We started with The Magic Finger, then The BFG, and now we’ve hit the crème de la crème egg – Charlie and the Chocolate…

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Couldn’t resist…

Because I did it!!! (sort of) I baked an ACTUAL CAKE. And it doesn’t look shit. Happy days. Anyone who reads this blog will know how much I dread baking birthday cakes. I even dedicated an entire blog to it a few weeks ago. See here. But THIS year I faced the fear and embarked on my Moana masterpiece (thanks to…

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Smuggy McSmugface

Ooooh look what greeted me at breakfast this morning! I’m not smug though, not really. To me those roses are a symbol of something else. Relief. No, no, not that my husband still loves me…(although he bloody better after clearing up his offspring’s vomit at 2am on Monday morning).

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