To The Old Lady Who Walks Past My Cottage Everyday at 4pm

There’s an old lady who walks past my cottage everyday at 4pm. She doesn’t say a word to me but if the children are there her face lights up and I see a glimmer of the beautiful woman she used to be. All of a sudden she’s my best friend, asking me about my daughters and whether they had a…

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How to survive supermarket shopping with children

Food shopping. My least favourite chore of the week, especially with a toddler in tow. In 2013, for shits and giggles, I added a newborn into the mix as well. My eldest was two when Jess came along. I won’t lie. That first attempt with both was a ghastly car-crash of a thing. I vowed never to return without breadsticks (and chocolate…

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5 reasons why (the bit before) bedtime is the best time of the day

Despite their bad behaviour recently I really, really love my children. I’ve exposed them at their worst, so now it’s time to mention a few of the things that make me deliriously happy and proud to be their mum. First up is the bit before bedtime. For us it tends to be 6:50pm onwards. Bath time meltdowns are done. Time to scrub the blood off the walls.…

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Is it ok to cry in front of your kids?

The kids have DESTROYED me with their tantrums today. It’s like the tag team of doom; as soon as one kicks off, the other feels compelled to scream even louder. I tried shutting myself in the bathroom but the little buggers knew the lock was busted and barged in anyway. Next thing I know we’re all sat on the toilet crying our…

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