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How can I stop my toddler touching my boobies?

If there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write this has to be it: how can I stop my toddler [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Parenting|4 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about the first week of parenting

So the new royal baby has finally arrived. Within minutes of the announcement my inbox was inundated with pre-prepared press [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Parenting|21 Comments

What Channel 4’s When I Grow Up has taught me about parenting

'Children can only aspire to what they already know exists'. That's one of (many) thought-provoking quotes from Channel 4's latest [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Parenting|3 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

There's a moral to the story behind #MySundaySnapshot this week: when kids go quiet something fishy is afoot. I left [...]

By |January 20th, 2019|Parenting|9 Comments

Why are we so afraid to tell the truth about parenting?

Why are we so afraid to tell the truth about parenting? I ask after David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones caused [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Parenting|21 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is a little window into my life as a work at home mum. Although the littlest one [...]

By |January 13th, 2019|Parenting|7 Comments

10 things I learnt in 2018 – & wish I hadn’t!

What did you learn in 2018? With the first full week of 2019 underway I’ve had a chance to look [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Parenting|19 Comments

5 things I said I’d never do as a mum

Before you became a mum (or dad) did you used to think about the sort of parent you’d be? I [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about holidays with kids

Holidays with kids. After spending two weeks 'off' with three kids and a husband on a short fuse I've come [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Parenting|5 Comments

10 things parents start but never get to finish

When was the last time you got to drink a cup of tea hot? Or have a bath without someone [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Parenting|31 Comments

10 disgusting things they don’t tell you about being a parent

What’s the most disgusting thing that’s happened to you since becoming a parent? If you think poo under the finger [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|Parenting|10 Comments

8 tell-tale signs you’re turning into THAT family

THAT family. You know the ones I mean. The ones you can hear coming before you can see them. The [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Parenting|34 Comments

10 things to do with 10 minutes me time

Forty eight minutes. That’s how long the average parent gets to themselves each day according to a new study by [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Parenting|29 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

It was back to school in our house this week so for #MySundayPhoto here's the obligatory 'first day of year [...]

By |September 10th, 2017|Parenting|6 Comments

Why I tell my kids I’m sorry

Do you ever totally lose it? I mean really lose it? I don’t lose it very often – very rarely [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Parenting|10 Comments