Unexpected Parenting #10

How can there not be an app for all the repeated phrases a parent needs? I could put them on a timer to just be randomly called out from a tannoy… “please don’t jump on the sofa” “is that safe?” “no pushing” “sit down to eat” I could go on and on and on – I bore myself sometimes…

Voting Schmoting…

However you intend to vote tomorrow (and PLEASE do vote), make sure you make your mark from a place of hope and not fear. If you have questions about aspects of leaving or staying in the EU, please take some time today to find answers.  The outcome of this referendum will impact our generation and the next and we owe ourselves … Read More

Unexpected Parenting #3

That you can still be totally google eyes in love with someone that just bit your boob…

Unexpected Parenting #1

watching my 5 year old singing Status Quo in the worlds smallest school choir… go girl!

NEW SERIES STARTS TODAY

New set of funny evaluations starts later today under the banner of Unexpected Parenting # first one will be published at 3pm, just in time for the school run here x

Ode to Mr Average

The kids are at the various places they need to be – school, nursery and asleep on my chest. The washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher are all whirring away, the kitchen counters are all clear and have been wiped down, as has the table now it is cleared from breakfast. The floors have been hovered and the first de-toy … Read More

World Book Day thought…

My favourite author, poet and woman – Maya Angelou spoke so eloquently on every topic, but this particular comment is how I also feel about education. Keep reading and learning x

Careful what you wish for…

I’m writing this after a very long 48 hours, for reasons yet unknown we have all been the grumpiest, tantrumiest, meanest, rudest, stampy-feety, ‘where have my children gone?’ EVER! It’s at these times I am shocked by the sheer exhaustion and hard-work of parenting. That I can be brought to tears by a five year old still amazes and embarrasses … Read More

My skin is singing…

This post may shock people of a sensitive nature. In five years I had three beautiful children (that’s not the shocking bit…), and I wouldn’t change that for the world – however the impact was, clearly, mighty. No one really tells you all the things you need to know about becoming a parent, and I suppose you can’t really prepare … Read More