If the ‘School Run’ doesn’t make you a bit suicidal…are you even a real parent?

I've recently been desperately disappointed and badly let down by one of my oldest and most treasured friends. I've always thought we were on the same page, that we 'got' each other on a pretty deep level. Then out of the blue she (Sarah) comes out with this fucking shocking revelation: The school run is … Continue reading If the ‘School Run’ doesn’t make you a bit suicidal…are you even a real parent?

Travelling with kids… I’d rather rub wasabi in my eyes thanks.

I was absolutely thrilled to hear that while I was away in Tenerife with my very own seven year old Storm Dylan; there would be an actual Storm Dylan battering the north east coast. Call me a sadist but I always find a sunny holiday so much more fulfilling if you know the folks back … Continue reading Travelling with kids… I’d rather rub wasabi in my eyes thanks.

Merry effin’ Christmas…

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…

How to raise children who don’t grow up to be complete dicks.

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.

ED SHEERAN DOES NOT SHIT IN THE BATH… and other things I’m not proud to have shouted in my kid’s faces.

When I had my first baby I had a really clear idea of how I wanted to parent. I'd be firm but fair, cool not cringey, loving but not smothering. I'd wear fashionable but practical clothes and generally just look like I had my act together at all times. Kind of like Julie Andrews with … Continue reading ED SHEERAN DOES NOT SHIT IN THE BATH… and other things I’m not proud to have shouted in my kid’s faces.