Priorities
Nov21

Priorities

As a working parent, life is always a balancing act. Always feeling like you’re not doing your best as either an employee or a mum. Always feeling like you want to help, but you’ll be late to pick up the kids – or you’d like to go to the parents’ meeting straight after school, but actually you’re at work.There are people in my team who work really hard and way, way over their contracted hours. They...

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Seven shades of random
Nov20

Seven shades of random

Just a small selection of weirdness from the dark depths of my kids’ minds…B1 age 10 1/4: Why is farting rude?LG age 5 1/2: It sounds great!LG age 5 1/2: What is Welsh? Is it from Spain?B1 age 10 1/4: What colour did Jesus hate?B2 age 8: What is the most disgusting bird your Daddy has ever eaten?B1 age 10 1/4: Has anyone ever farted in front of the Prime Minister?LG age 5 3/4: What is the best planet for humans to live...

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Home alone: Liberation
Nov19

Home alone: Liberation

I’m the mum that trails kids with me. Everywhere we go. Three kids. Moaning, arguing, slowing me down. I don’t have a husband always sat at home and I don’t have a brilliant reciprocal arrangement with a friend where one takes the other’s child to Cubs and the first one takes the second one’s to ballet.It’s just me on my own with three kids. Backwards and forwards. To ballet. To Cubs. To Scouts. To...

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Silent Sunday 18.11.12
Nov18

Silent Sunday 18.11.12

 

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New glasses
Nov18

New glasses

My younger son needs new glasses. Not urgently, not desperately, but he needs them.He’s had his current pair for 18 months and, from my extensive experience of children wearing glasses, I know they are on borrowed time. There’s a small mark on the left lens which no amount of polishing is going to shift. Oh, and his prescription has changed. Just a little bit. Not a massive YOU MUST GET NEW GLASSES NOW kind of change, just...

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