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Sssh… some days… being a stay at home mum is a piece of piss

I am all about the moaning! I love a whinge! I am the first to complain (well..I’m very good at tutting). And it is generally very accepted (in life, as well as blogging) to have a right old grump about parenting: How hard it is, how draining it is, how much sleep you don’t get, […]

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What Happens, with a toddler, before 7.20am : The Nappy disaster

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In a B&B room, up on the eighth floor (with no lift), on the top of a cliff in Scarborough (Trip Advisor didn’t mention the cliff!), a toddler awakes from his slumber on a Saturday at 5am and lets his mother know by bellowing “BLUMPH GAW, BLUMPH GAW”. His mother falls out of bed and […]

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Dear Gwyneth, about your breakfast… 

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Interesting 'recipe' from one of Gwyneth's GOOP pals. pic.twitter.com/Sw3I2ocZ5b — Sarah (@sbl1976) March 19, 2015 Here you are Gwyneth, Here are some recipes I highly recommend for pregnant beast ladies everywhere, when a sprig of asparagus and a boiled egg just won’t do. 1. The Food of The Gods  Ingredients: Spaghetti Hoops (whole tin), Three […]

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Gather round children, let me tell you about my youth… 

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We would go out on a Friday and Saturday night and on a Thursday because the local club had an 80s night. And on a Wednesday because they put on a karaoke night. And on a Monday to celebrate getting through the first day back at work. And Kate would always invite us out on a […]

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Mother 

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This morning my phone made its usual muted ‘beep’ sound which I knew, instinctively, was my morning email from mother. She emails me every morning. She will generally ask me what I have been eating, if I have been eating, how my mood is, how her grandson is and what I am up to. Then […]

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Toddler Free Timetable 

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At five o’clock grandmother to toddler darkens your door, out of the blue, to insist she takes child off your exhausted, inadequate mother hands as she is concerned he is bored out of his tiny mind spending all his time in his magical terraced tower of toys/ CBeebies and undivided mummy attention (and the poor […]