Category Archives: Parenting

Toddlerbox – How to deal with TV guilt

Being a parent requires tough skin – not from the tantrums and snot and those super sharp fingernails that toddlers have – but from the pressure of doing things the right way in other parent’s eyes. And one of these is the large amount of guilt that is placed on you for allowing your child to watch TV. Continue reading

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Tales of the Spider Baby – Locit Cable Window Restrictor Review

We have never really gone overboard on the whole babyproofing thing. We did the stairgates and padded a couple of sharp corners, but didn’t bother with cupboard or fridge latches. There is only one cupboard that had any dangerous things … Continue reading

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Fuck the Thigh Gap – exercising after a baby

I am not a natural athlete. Partaking in any exercise immediately produces a purple face with a bluey green moustached area above my upper lip. I sweat… a lot. I’m wheezy, asthmatic and sound like I’m eighty. And on top … Continue reading

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Beyonce’s Bum and Feminism – what the ‘Partition’ video says to me

I have never once heard a One Direction song. Well actually that’s a lie – I once heard a four piece band (who were not One Direction) sing one of their songs in a kitchen – yes one of my … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Make My Day – The Best Present to Get Parents

What is the best present you can ever give a parent? The answer is not those bootie things that however cute the little fuckers are (boots not children, though the boots would probably suggest some kind of mutual responsibility), will … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap

People always say that mothers forget about the birth otherwise they would never have another child. This is a lie. Every single detail of both of my births are seared on my brain and now yours too if you have … Continue reading

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Chanelling Ripley – or – How to Get Rid of a Mouse When You Have Kids

As anyone who has read my cats (they are just waiting for their owners to die so they can eat their kidneys) blog will know – I am not quite at one with nature. So the (v amusing) yelp of … Continue reading

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