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Firm Foundations

The thing about this business of having babies, and bringing up small children, and being with them all the time, is that you have to be everything.  An all-rounder, but with absolutely zilcho all-round training.  You’re a cuddler, a feeder, … Continue reading

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Sickness; and a treat

Being ill when you’re looking after small children is really, really horrid. I was ill this week with some weird can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it virus thing which makes your temperature go up and down and gives you symptoms of the kind of belt … Continue reading

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Happysmarts

A bloke I dated off the internet once (in my old, different life) requested that his dates should be ‘smart enough to know how to be happy’. At the time I scoffed at that, in my head if not actually … Continue reading

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Potty.

It’s all about poo these days. Pickle has just stopped breastfeeding and is learning to digest formula milk, along with all the other stuff she eats in a day (weetabix, pasta, newspaper, leaves, crumpets, my hair, cat food). This, combined … Continue reading

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Can anyone hack Soft Play?

So it’s raining, and my sister, Sausage, and her son Titch were at a loose end. Titch is 4, and starts school on Thursday. He is Ziggler’s favourite person in the whole wide world but it’s embarrassingly un-mutual. I’m waiting … Continue reading

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An Expedition to Daddy’s Work.

We went to visit Daddy’s Work today. Daddy works in a big shiny bank in the city. Inside, it is a bit like Logan’s Run. Everyone is definitely under 35, but they don’t make you dress in skin tight jump … Continue reading

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Princesses

We’ve been watching Disney’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’ pretty much daily round here (Yes, I’m sure that makes me a fairly slack parent). The Ziggler thinks it’s the best thing ever, calls it ‘Monster and Lady’ and has been known … Continue reading

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