Shit happens

A woman I once worked with (who happened to be my boss) had an ‘eternal balance’ theory of weight loss and gain. I was losing…

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Christmas things that were rubbish before children

…..which are now rather wonderful   A couple of months ago, I posted about some things that were rubbish before having children. Since giving birth…

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First night apart

Last night, for the first time, Gwen slept in her big brother’s bedroom. Without her cot crowding our bedside, the room felt airy, clean and…

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Same-sex marriage: one in the eye for the playgroup petitioners

Today’s statement by the government on same-sex marriage, and the storm surrounding Friday’s news that churches will be able to host these marriages, brought a…

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Save Lewisham A&E department

Today our Austin was standing on a little chair in his bedroom, reaching for a book. He fell off and gashed his head on the…

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The House Where Winter Lives: a Punchdrunk children’s performance …

If, like me, you’d like to take your child to the theatre but are worried about their ability to sit still for longer than 10…

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Goodbye, dear pushchair

It’s official: nappy brain affects men as well as women. Yesterday, I had a dental appointment in the morning, so the Daddy D took over…

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Was I a bad Mum?

Painting the living room has kept me away from my blog for a week. A whole week. In the days before I had two children,…

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top party tips for toddlers

Stuck for ideas about what might help your child’s party go with a bang? Here are a few top tips, based on the last three…

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