Yesterday I dropped Jonah off at school and was about to head home when his teacher quickly approached me; 'Mrs Hughes I just wanted to have a quick word.' Oh brilliant. Has Jonah: A) crapped himself in assembly again B) taken a tampon in for 'show and tell' (he found it completely unreasonable that I … Continue reading Merry effin’ Christmas…
Before I start; a disclaimer. I haven't yet raised any children all the way through to adulthood. When you meet my children in 15 years time, if they are complete dicks; you are hereby entitled to contact me and say 'Well you clearly knew nothing, that blog you wrote in December 2017 was flawed to … Continue reading How to raise children who don’t grow up to be complete dicks.
Last weekend I set off for a long-awaited weekend in Leeds with my uni girls. The feeling I had boarding that train out of Newcastle was I imagine very close to how Nelson Mandela felt the day he left Robben Island. I mean I don't wish to diminish the importance of the freedom of arguably … Continue reading Girl Power
Last week I read a fantastic article in Grazia by the writer Kitty Dimbleby. It was entitled 'My Five Year Old Daughter Doesn't Think I'm Beautiful... And That's Fine By Me.' In it she describes being all ready for a night out on the razzle with her girlfriends and her husband compliments her saying she … Continue reading 10 Things I Hate About You