• 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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  • Hello, and a couple of things…

    February 22, 2018

    Firstly, hello! I just wanted to say, well, that really, and do a kind of awkward wave via a blog post. And secondly, say apologies for the unintentional blog break and blog post drought…it just kind of happened towards the end of last year when everything got really really busy in the run-up to Christmas…

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  • Baby days, be gone; brilliant things about your children getting older

    February 8, 2018

    A few weeks ago it was Alex’s birthday, and a funny thing happened. We went out on his birthday. Together. While some people may be squinting at the screen and saying ‘what’s remarkable about THAT?’ For us, with a frequent night waker who will only go to sleep or re-settle for their mum or dad, it…

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  • How to deal with cold-weather coat-refusers, a six point strategy

    January 24, 2018

    Are your children cold-weather coat refusers? Do they strip down to a t-shirt at the very first touch of frost? It’s not just you (or yours). I’m one of life’s cold people (physically, not emotionally…I think. I hope). I spend a lot of time worrying that I’m not wearing enough jumpers or thinking dreamily of…

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  • How do you know when you’re done having babies?

    January 15, 2018

    Question: How DO you know when you’re done having babies? Do you ever know for sure you won’t have any more children? Done having babies…how do you know? Asking for, well, someone…who’s not sure if she’s done having babies! Because at the end of last year, Florence turned three and a funny thing happened. Despite spending…

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  • 17 completely unspectacular things I’ve done in 2017

    December 30, 2017

    With it being so very nearly the end of the year – HOW did that happen? WHEN did that happen? Wasn’t it just the summer? Wasn’t it just…January…? –  it is, as always, a time for contemplation and reflection about the last twelve months. A popular Twitter meme at the moment calls for people to…

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