The winter of 1997, I was 19 and felt rough as arses. I put it down to overdoing the nights out and working odd hours. Turns out I was wrong and with the encouragement of a housemate went to get checked out. I was pregnant. Oh shit, the old man’s gonna kill me! Was my … More To My Son On His 21st Birthday
It’s a phonecall you hate getting, next to Unknown number, seeing the school’s number on your phone screen is terror inducing. All sorts goes through your mind. What’s happened? Who’s hurt? What have they done? I’ve had various phonecalls in my time and inspired by a conversation with an old friend (who sadly I don’t … More The School’s Calling
Let’s be honest, no parent is perfect.We all make mistakes,balls things up regularly and I’m sure most of us have thoughts such as “what the hell am I meant to do now?” when faced with a new baby to look after alone! So here are some of the things I’ve naffed up so far – … More My Top 10 Parenting Fails!
Driving to work I ran over a squirrel, he was already dead mind you but I felt really bad for him. He would have no idea about of course but still I felt terribly guilty. How would I feel in his situation? Well dead, probably. Sometimes though I think I empathise and ‘put myself in … More Sympathy Empathy Wimpathy
Right now you may have little ones and be experiencing 5.30a.m morning wake ups and sit there wishing they ‘would just stay in bed and give you a lie in’. STOP. Karma will come around and kick you right up the bum when they turn into a teenager and you can’t get the sod out … More Getting A Teen Out Of Bed
Today something happened that made me really think about whether or not I’m too protective of my children. Is it society that has made me that way? Is it just a natural instinct? I was shopping at Asda with my 3 year old daughter, just paying for the items I’d purchased when an elderly gentleman … More Am I too protective?
Let’s face it, single parents sometimes get a bad rap, in this day and age they shouldn’t and it saddens me that they still do .There’s all sorts of reasons you find yourself single with children and who, based on a single meeting can judge, roll their eyes and stick you in Jeremy Kyle fodder without … More When I Was a Single Parent
Being a parent is hard sometimes, especially when the kids are attempting to poke each others eyes out with Minions. Add that to the distinct lack of decent sleep and you could quite easily find yourself sobbing into your soggy ham sandwich. Here’s a few of my Mummy Sanity Savers: I bet the first thing you … More My Mummy Sanity Savers!