We've all been there haven't we!? One kid hanging off your leg having a tantrum, one kid who has dropped the contents of their school bag into the road, and another kid in your aching arms getting heavier by the second! Just me..? Oh ok...clearly I had one kid too many... Seriously though, I've often … Continue reading REVIEW! Sling Baby
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?
The last time I shaved my legs was the 12th of December. And I cannot even remember the last time I waxed my nether regions. Believe it. Before you ask; no, I'm not part of the 'Bring Back the Bush' movement (I made that movement up but I'd put money on there actually being one). … Continue reading Laser Hair Removal at NC Clinic
Monday the 22nd January 2018. The date has been looming large throughout my maternity leave. The dreaded return to work. Every time someone has asked me when I'm going back, I've put on my best grimace and said the date through gritted teeth. But here's the thing... I was pretending y'all! I've secretly been thinking … Continue reading Housewife Down!
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.
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
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.