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Goodbye 2019 and the whole 2010s decade!

Twenty years ago I was sat at home waiting for the end of the world as we knew it as the Millenium Bug was expected. Ten years ago I was nearly 20 weeks pregnant. Life doesn’t turn out as we expect. Hopes and fears are often unfounded. Change is scary but necessary. Today I have […]

Catching the jumpsuit trend at last!

I am not a dedicated follower of fashion. My mum wardrobe is basically jeans and t shirt for summer and jeans and jumper for winter. Last year I made more of an effort as the kids were older so snot, wee and poo were less likely to provide accessories (less likely, not impossible, thanks a […]

A crime to refuse vaccinations?

In the 1980s, author Roald Dahl reflected on the death of his daughter Olivia twenty years earlier. The open letter is quite devastating but the line that remains in my mind is : ‘It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised’. It got me thinking: should we make it a […]

My love-hate relationship with laundry

Love it or hate it, laundry is everywhere! Especially in our house! You may notice that many of my pictures have drying washing in the background, although I do try to crop it out. Here I am bringing shame to my youngest whilst dancing to David Gibb‘s latest CD: Here are the kids being zombies […]

The Mum Tag 2019

I was tagged by Twicemicrowaved Tea to answer 15 questions about being a mum. So here we go: 1. Favourite mum hack? Sibling competition is a great way to get things done. Praise one child for tidying up and suddenly they all want to do it to get positive attention too! 2. Most embarrassing mum […]