Category: Family Life

Halloween BC (Before Children) and AC (After Children)

Halloween, oh how I love thee I’ve long had a fascination for the macabre. I even dabbled in witchcraft for a while (which will come as no surprise to anyone who’s actually met me I’m sure). As a child I wasn’t allowed to go trick or treating, my mum believed …

Why I’m calling time on “mummy guilt”

For years I fell into the trap of “mummy guilt” Were we doing enough? Did I play with them enough? Were we going out enough? Did they get enough exercise? Were they being ‘socialised’? The mummy guilt was strong! Well, do you know what? Fuck that shit! I was 34 …

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing Worried about the perils of parenthood? You aren’t alone. With staggering figures revealing that most Brits don’t feel like they’re adults themselves until age 26, the idea of raising a child might seem a daunting and unmanageable prospect for younger people. …

Box Set Fever – our favourites from recent years

Way back when I was a twenty-something there was no such thing as a “box set”, the best I had was a video recorder I would go out for the evening and pray that the video recorder was actually recording whatever it was that was cool at the time. These …

Top tips for driving in France – Incidental style

As you may know if you have read my previous posts (if not why not, it’s not too late! Read them straight after this, you won’t regret it!) Monsieur Incidental is French. Like proper French, with an accent and everything. His family still live in France and we usually visit …

As easy as riding a bike

We’ve recently been teaching our 6-year-old to ride a bike. What with all my operations, babies and so on we never got round to it before. We did get him a balance bike and it came out once or twice. We took him to a local car park (on a …

For my mum – the single parent

Although I am not one I was raised by a single parent. Single parents come in many guises, men, women, straight, gay, they work, they don’t, they have one child, they have many. Some single parents have an ex partner that helps shoulder the load of childcare whilst others are, …

Alternative gifts that cool mums will love this Mother’s Day

In case it has escaped your notice Mother’s Day is fast approaching. As usual I have left this guide until the last minute…unless you’re reading this after 11th March 2018 in which case I’m early – you’re welcome! I decided to create a list of things other than personalised tea …

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