A Day In The Life Of Small Children: Scene 1

I found a box of old film scripts yesterday, leftovers from a previous life. It got me thinking… What would the script of a real mum’s life look like? Hmmmm. Well, here’s my version: SCENE 1: ‘Would you like a snack?’ INT: UNTIDY COTTAGE – DAY. Mum enters the room. Her long brown hair is disheveled. She has a wary look on her face. It’s 3:10pm.…

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*Book Review Week – Julia Donaldson: My Children’s Favourites & Why (In Their Own Words)

My final post for the Kids Vs Copy Book Review Week is all about Julia Donaldson. I could wax lyrical about her rhyming couplets but that’s a bit Guardian Books for my liking. Instead, I’m going to let my kids take the lead which is much more fun. I’ve asked them to choose three Julia Donaldson books each and explain…

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Breastfeeding: Society’s Expectation Vs. Your Own Sanity

It starts with a feeling, a rising from the pit of my stomach. I don’t like it. It tastes wrong. It’s a guilty secret, the kind I could never ever share. Yet the more I think it, the more unruly it becomes… I don’t like breastfeeding. It’s 3am. Emily is six weeks old. I’m sitting up in bed with one…

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A Few Of My Favourite Things… May

Every month I like to list some of the things I’m loving right now. I try to include what I’m wearing, eating, addicted to on TV (usually something on Sky Atlantic or Netflix) and what I’m dancing round my half-finished kitchen to… Here’s what I’m loving in May:   What I’m Wearing… Ballet Pumps – With Spring moving into Summer, it’s time to kick…

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Laura Kenney and The Happy Delusions of Expectant Mothers

Great Britain awoke this morning to the news of more Corbyn Carnage and the sweetly optimistic musings of Laura Kenney (Olympic cycling superhero and expectant mum). She and her husband have just announced that all games consoles will be banned from their house i.e. nixing the opportunity for their child to, ‘sit on the sofa all day.’ Whilst it’s a noble thing…

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*Book Review Week – Poo Withholding: Our Story & 2 Books To Help Your Toddler

If there’s one thing that has caused me more stress and heartache during my children’s toddler years it’s poo-withholding. I kid you not. And for anyone fortunate enough to navigate potty training without a whiff of this trouble then I applaud you, (and then I’ll weep with envy behind your back.) Because nothing, I mean NOTHING, has made me question my sanity or…

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My School Run Beauty Essentials

Since becoming a mum I find there isn’t a lot of  ‘me-time’ in the mornings. As for a head-start to the day? No chance. I refuse to get out of bed unless one of my children sits on me! I always have time for my school run beauty essentials though. Ones I can apply at warp speed somewhere in between Paw Patrol and Ben &…

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