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Breaking News: Adjective ‘bad’ banned when describing ‘Mothers’.

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Now hate is a strong word – but let’s just take a moment to talk about Jeremy Kyle. I know I shouldn’t watch his show – and add to his viewer stats – but I’m sad to admit it does stay on sometimes. It’s easy to do – cushioned between Lorraine and This Morning. There […]

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I Have a Dream – of a soft play paradise

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I have a dream – of a soft play paradise. Let me tell you about it. Close your eyes. Wait… close them after you’ve read this. Upon entering the vast space (airport big) you look up in awe at the ten storey adventure zone wrapping around the circumference of the room. All slides are transparent […]

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Loocation, Loocation, Loocation – Blast from the past

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Originally posted in my ‘The Confinement Chronicles’ at 30 weeks pregnant with first baby.    If there are any entrepreneurial business investors reading – I have a proposal for you. It’s a new App/ software proposal. The names I’m working with at the moment are ‘Google Pee Earth‘, ‘Loocation Loocation, Loocation‘, ‘To pee or not to pee‘ […]

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Chubby Mummy

The woman who once was a Big Butterball now a bony beanstalk selling soups and shakes to those desperate to lose weight says “Do you really want to be the chubby mummy in the park?” Heaven forbid. And it’s all about my B.M.I and being below five foot five but more importantly why do you […]

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The delicate politics of when your child gets walloped

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I’ll never forget the first time my son was walloped. We were at a ‘mum meet up’ at the local church hall. He was not yet two and running around happily, not a care in the world, safe in the knowledge that he had a blissful, blessed life. Another, larger boy looked him up and […]

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How to survive when people are offended by your blog

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No one writes to be offensive; Apart from Katie Hopkins. But I am here to tell you – no matter how diplomatic / non-ignorant / on the fence / pure of heart you are, one day – if you have put yourself “out there” as they say – you will upset someone. You will touch […]

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10 Teaching Strategies That Can Help With Parenting

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I have been a teacher in adult education (to mostly teenagers) for over ten years and a parent to my little boy for over two. Both roles are a continuing struggle; a battle. You get very little thanks or recognition in either of them – and you never quite feel you’re excelling – most of […]

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We might have ruined your lunch! Soz! Don’t be a small person racist!

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There is a community group page on Facebook that I follow for my local area. Today as I innocently browsed their post and comments I saw something that made me irrationally peeved off. A woman was complaining about a local bar / restaurant in our area. The gist of the complaint was that the place […]

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Hell is a child friendly caravan park holiday -part 4 – The Grand Finale

Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3  We return home and swing open the caravan door to reveal two sights at our feet. One small bin with a dodgy, luminous orange, sweet and sour mess crawling out of the sides and a three time wrapped shady nappy laying next to it. Mother is slumped in […]