Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!

If you are recently contemplating your own early death as the only viable coping mechanism for parenting teenagers… then fear not!!! I am going to bring to you regular positive point prompts (from my new book) of why having teenagers is awesome. So let’s start right here: 1) No alarm clock needed on a weekendContinue reading “Living the Dream, Parenting a Teen!”

Merry Blooming Christmas #bringbackaretroxmas

Ahhhhh the enchantment of Christmas! I can’t pretend I don’t bloody love it.  I have loved it since I was a kid reaching out for my knee length school sock and sleepily gulping down a mix of tangerine and quality street, whilst trying to refrain from shaking my mum out of her snoring state. IContinue reading “Merry Blooming Christmas #bringbackaretroxmas”

2016 – Off you F ……

My facebook newsfeed (I guess like yours) is full of a pure split of mood today. You have the kind of people who are stereotypical for New Years Eve – you know the ‘New Year, New Me’ people. And then the rebels, who find this tradition far too uncool and therefore have to take oneContinue reading “2016 – Off you F ……”

The only serious post you will ever read on my blog. Grown up time. I need your help.

Today has been one of the hardest days of my life. I spent the day with my lovely friend of 14 years and we laughed and we cried and we laughed and cried some more. 2 years ago she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Already she has no functionality in her body (needing 24hrContinue reading “The only serious post you will ever read on my blog. Grown up time. I need your help.”

An 80’s Christmas Advent

There are not many perks to having teenagers, let’s just be honest for a minute. Although there will always be some twat reading this who frowns at their screen reminiscing of all their ‘Walton’ moments. Actually, now you have made me ponder it … there may be a couple! For example, having somebody to makeContinue reading “An 80’s Christmas Advent”

Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?

Being a mental mother, there are lots of complexities in my life. Of course there are the children, the husband, the work environment and …. the dog!!! Now I am sure there are many a dog lover in the midst of you, and don’t get me wrong I love my dog too, but he isContinue reading “Did you ever hear the one about the Pet Goldfish and the Husky?”

Teenagers v’s Parents

Sooooooo everyone makes mistakes, right? I think even ‘mistake’ might be too strong a word…. let’s just leave it at ‘over reaction’. Mornings are not my favourite time I must admit. With a full time (very demanding job) and 3 (very demanding) children, two being teenagers .. it was never going to be rainbows andContinue reading “Teenagers v’s Parents”

The Willing Possession of the Womb

It isn’t an easy decision. But one we often make out purely because it is part of our expected life path. Motherhood!  And let’s face it .. we think we are making a decision to share our life with someone. How on earth can that be a terrible thing? What a nasty shock then IContinue reading “The Willing Possession of the Womb”

Mother’s Day or yet another Children’s day in disguise?

Anybody else feel under immense pressure to post pictures of the sentimental beautiful messages that their children have written to them on this very special day? Or maybe Instagram the piles of thoughtful presents? Share details of days out or special moments shared with the fruits of your loins? Yeah of course you do! AndContinue reading “Mother’s Day or yet another Children’s day in disguise?”

New Year – New Perfect Parenting

Is it really time again to reflect upon the year past? How does this happen? No you are right . it surely can’t be too much of a shock? I mean, I have watched the lines slowly gathering at the corners of my eyes and hairs have mortifingly began to gather above my lips. I haveContinue reading “New Year – New Perfect Parenting”