• Book review of Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

    One book a month: Conversations with Friends and Crazy Rich Asians

    May 22, 2019

    This month, it’s a fiction special and I’ve actually read two books *gasp* – Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Oh, and can we agree not to mention the fact we are half-way through May and nearly into June, and this is a post about books I read…

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  • My child is starting school and I'm excited and terrified

    My child is starting school and I’m excited / terrified

    May 15, 2019

    So it’s official, we have the primary school place which means my child is starting school (did you get the school place you wanted? Hope so). It’s a big event, getting the school place, isn’t it? It’s the culmination of all those visits and research and thought and worry and waiting – and then suddenly…

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome a new baby - as coined by Prince William, here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society

    The 7 rules of the sleep deprivation society (for Meghan, Harry and all new parents)

    May 8, 2019

    Here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society (for Meghan, Harry and all new parents) From always putting cereal in the fridge through to forgetting your own name, here are the seven rules of the sleep deprivation society – a term mentioned yesterday by future monarch and current king of the bad dad…

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  • Ten children's TV programmes adults secretly love

    10 children’s TV programmes adults secretly love

    April 18, 2019

    Here are ten children’s TV programmes adults secretly love…which are your favourites? It’s the holidays! So in all probability, your children will be watching a bit of TV – it’s fiiiiiiine – and you’ll be spending a lot of time shouting ‘Can you turn the volume DOWN?’ On repeat. There are lots of TV programmes…

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  • The Book you wish your parents had read by Philippa Perry

    One book a month: March

    April 8, 2019

    This month, I’ve read The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry. ‘They fuck you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you.…

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  • Five things we’re watching, five years after everyone else

    March 28, 2019

    Here are five TV programmes we’re watching, five years after everyone else…this post could also be called ‘thank goodness for catch-up TV when you’re a parent…’ Here are two great technological gifts to modern parents: 1) The ability to stop, pause and rewind live TV 2) Steaming and catch-ups – meaning you can watch anything…

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  • 19 things CBeebies’ The Baby Club gets wrong about baby clubs

    March 19, 2019

    We’ve been watching CBeebies’ The Baby Club, which is brilliant, but here’s what it gets wrong about baby clubs… OK, hands up in the air, we are a few years too old for CBeebies’ The Baby Club’s target market. But after a long sofa session with a sick four-year-old, we accidentally ended up watching it…

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