• How not to leave the house with small children: the school run special

    June 4, 2018

    Two eternal questions about motherhood: Why is it so hard to leave the house with small children? (Here is my previous exploration of the topic) And… Is school – where you to have your child there on time, every day, for the rest of your foreseeable life, *sob* – a feat of impossible endurance sent…

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  • A tip for avoiding disaster at historical houses with children

    May 24, 2018

    As it’s soon to be the school holidays, I thought you might be planning some days out, possibly to museums or historical National Trust or English Heritage-type properties. You know, the type where there’s wisteria-galore and lots of old, priceless things in cordoned-off rooms. Like this: If so, I wanted to share one tip to…

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  • A couple of things (and WIN brilliant pregnancy book your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan)

    May 18, 2018

    Here’s a couple of things we’ve been liking lately, including The Letdown and a competition to win a copy of a brilliant new pregnancy book, Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan… The Letdown – Firstly, who’s seen it? I’m only a couple of episodes in but I love it! It’s an Australian series about new motherhood, featuring…

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  • 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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