• How to avoid the cinema becoming a parenting disaster movie

    May 17, 2018

    A dramatic turn of events; we went to the cinema last week. Together, as in me and Alex together together, shock horror. It used to be such a regular occurrence pre-children which I presume it was for everyone, right?  We used to go on evenings and weekends and days off, when films first came out, when…

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  • Reading the small print…the hidden perils of your child learning to read

    May 2, 2018

    Your child learning to read is one of the most magical moments of motherhood. It’s a major milestone, right up there with the first steps, them saying your name and the giddy wonder of when they actually sleep longer than five hours in a row. It’s a gift for life, it’s independence, it’s a whole…

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  • The very busy smear test

    April 18, 2018

    Because I can be both badly organised and also extremely forgetful (tell me; does this never go away?) I somehow ended up accidentally booking in my recent smear test on a date when I would have an audience. An actual audience. And if there’s any doubt in your head about who the audience was, let me just…

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  • The one with the accidental Easter Bunny

    April 5, 2018

    Do your children believe in the Easter Bunny? Asking for, well, someone who’s not quite sure how it happened, but whose children really do. As in, think the Easter Bunny is an actual ‘thing’, a real-life entity, akin to Father Christmas, who stealthily delivers eggs in the middle of the night like a generous chocolate-laying…

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  • The blog is dead…long live the blog? Ten reasons why it’s still queen to me

    March 29, 2018

    First off, an apology. This is a blog post about, well, blogging. So if you’re 100% not interested in this then here are some posts about interiors, parenting and London instead. Secondly, for anyone who’s still here (anyone?!) The blog is dead, right? Dead and buried. Apparently so. I’m pretty sure people have been saying…

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  • Parenting; are we doing it wrong? (And a trip to the BBC)

    March 7, 2018

    How easy is it to parent in an age when there are a million different sources of advice, all of it conflicting, all coming at you from hundreds of different angles? What happens when there are hordes of people who are keen to tell you exactly what you’re doing wrong with your children, even if…

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  • Five cold hard truths about parenting on snow days

    March 2, 2018

    As the country is currently in the grips of SNOWMAGEDDON, aka the Beast from the East aka Storm Emma aka alll the weather from the past fifty winters all come at once, what better subject is there than snow days? (Seriously, has anyone talked about nothing else all week? Apart from World Book Day, of course).…

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