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Silent Sunday




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On the reality of spectacular plans

I write this amidst a sea of toys and half-read books, socks and abandoned crayons.

We were going to do something today. I’m not sure what. Just, well, something.

Instead, we have spent the morning making a mess without really doing anything. The day is already half over and we’ve only made it to the end of the garden. Continue reading


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A birthday breakdown

I am a woman on the edge.

It is Frog’s 1st birthday on Monday. Not such a big deal you might think. Well, you’d be wrong.

The thing is, it feels like just last week I was working out how to change a nappy without getting poo on my face, while simultaneously getting to grips with the babygrow’s complicated press-stud system.

And now, here we are. Organising Frog’s birthday party. Continue reading


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Introducing: the MAD edition

If you’re sick of the MAD Blog Awards already, you’ve come to the wrong place.

This week’s Introducing is all about the MAD Blog Awards, in celebration of the finalists being announced this week. And no, it has nothing to do with me being shortlisted in the Best MAD Baby Blog category. Ok, maybe a little bit.

Anyway, back to the task in hand. For those of you unfamiliar with Introducing, it’s a weekly feature I run sharing my limelight with three other blogs. It’s that simple.

My picks this week are all fellow finalists in the MAD Blog Awards, along with two former Introducing stars, Circus Queen and Northern Mummy with Southern Children. What can I say? I have good taste. Continue reading


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