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How to spot your mummy soulmate 

Lonely is a word often used when describing being a new mum but a word is just a word. Often I think “lonely” doesn’t do it justice. I thought that having a child would mean my lonely days would be over. I have a partner too! All the things we assume will make us “whole”. […]

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Antisocial Mum of two found dehydrated in sauna

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As the late great M.J once sang “Just leave me alone.” This is my current theme tune. Boy one (two and a half) is abnormally ecstatic to exist and on the cusp of full on language but not coherent sentences which renders him similar to a mini french shouty man who follows me about the house […]

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Two children may make you a multi-tasking Supermum.

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Since having my second child I get the same question again and again – “how are you finding it with two?” (accompanied by a ‘face’ you might pull asking ‘How was your smear test?’) The answer is – I don’t have time to answer your question Lady, GET OUT OF MY WAY! It was only […]

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Who’s afraid of the big, bad, health visitor?

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Me! Me – I am afraid of the health visitor. Not all health visitors that is – just my specific one. I wasn’t always terrified of her – before I met her I was very excited to meet her. I had no clue what a health visitor was, but I was new to the city, […]

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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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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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An open ‘Shit I’m sorry (apology)’ to parents everywhere : I thought my child would be different

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I thought there were no shit children – only shite parents. I thought it was your fault. I thought being a parent was easy peasy and I would be amazing at it. I couldn’t understand why anyone would moan. I thought Stay at home parents had it the easiest. I imagined you all there, sipping tea […]