I have never been one for the theatre. It is a well-known fact amongst my family and friends how I detest musicals with a passion. I just cannot stand the singing and prancing about on stage. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate the classics, but it’s just not my cup of tea. So much … More Monstersaurus
You’ve cleaned my whole house from bottom to top. You’ve saved my clothes from that awful green slop. I’ve used you to clean my car, outside and in, To venture without you is a crime, nay a sin!
I think it’s safe to say that we all fantasise about being cool parents. Well, some of us might not (Too Posh to Parent douchebags, I’m looking at you). I must say, though, it is not easy and the method required varies depending on the age of your kids so you have to learn to … More Mumsplaining: Being Cool
Today we have received confirmation from Angelina Jolie’s lawyer that she is in fact “leaving the bastard”. Following this not so surprising demise of Brangelina, a widespread phenomenon has been sweeping the country. We have been receiving reports from concerned women that they are suddenly and very unexpectedly attracting a large amount of, mostly unwanted, attention … More The Brad Effect
A friend, who, like me, is a single Mum to a 2-year-old, recently asked me if I’d like to go away for the weekend. Not one to turn down the opportunity for some time away, I willingly agreed. I must have momentarily forgotten the two toddlers we’d have in tow as I had images of … More Double Trouble
I fucked up, I confess. I only say this as I am now seeing the error of my ways in that I have been acting like one of those Judgey Mummies we all know and hate. However, following a recent viewing of Channel 4’s ‘The 3 Day Nanny’, I am a new person and I … More How to parent in 3 days
Seeing as we are no longer stuck in the 50’s we are no longer expected to wait at home all day looking after the kids whilst sewing, cooking and doing absolutely everything else. So then, it’s OK that you have an urge to get the hell out of the house once in a while. You … More Mumsplaining – Making Friends
As parents, we know that, at some point in time, we will have to partake in the awkward conversation with our children. You know, the one about the birds and the bees? Yeah, that one! For me, this might become marginally harder than some other parents’ chats as I have recently become the single Mother … More V for Vagina
Last month I was on holiday and did something I never seem to do anymore. I bought a magazine! Marie Claire to be precise. I envisaged some quiet time in which I’d stick my nose amongst the glossy pages and fawn over the gorgeous clothes that I’d never be seen dead in and the models … More What the fleek?
A branch of Sainsbury’s in Gosforth has introduced a new incentive to assist the elderly and those with both mental and physical disabilities. I applaud this new scheme and think it is a fantastic idea! The new “slow sessions” shall be held for two hours on Tuesday afternoons, with amendments to the store to include … More ‘Parent Sessions’ A new scheme