No one plans a Sunday anyway, do they?

No one plans a Sunday anyway, do they? Mums do. Up by 8am latest, dressed by 9am, then kids and meals all delicately planned. Lazy Sundays are a dim and distant memory from LBK (Life Before Kids). Today I planned a lazy Sunday. And I got one in mum-terms. The kids got up and amused themselves happily…

Throw Back To A 1980s World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a phrase which strikes fear and dread into the hearts of some parents. The costume ‘one-upmanship’ and desperate bids to get the children to dress up as something other than a Disney character can be bloody exhausting. And the grandparents don’t get it because, luckily (and smugly), World Book Day…

Mean Girls: The Cycle Of Female Bullying

I am in the classroom, twelve years old, cheeks burning. ‘Haven’t you started yours yet? I’ve had mine for ages.’ She laughs scornfully at my unwomanly state. My tormenter is resentful of the fact that I’ve made friends with ‘her’ best friend. Any opportunity to make me feel insignificant or immature she seizes on, with…

New Guest Contributor: Twin Town

As a Mum of twins, I recognise how difficult it can be when you arrive at a baby group/café/restaurant/soft play/exercise class that you’ve never been to before, to discover that your (already quite hard!) life is a little bit harder. Perhaps the buggy won’t fit through the entrance, or no one offers to help with…