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The Undisciplinable Child

As time goes by and the children grow up their personalities will change and develop. Who they become will be dependant on what they experience, who they meet and where they go. The two children who we think we are bringing up the same will no doubt become quite different people. At the moment however…

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Parenting is Disgusting

Everyone has been a bit ill at home this week. Iris started it off waking up in the night and grumbling as I carried her through to our bedroom. As ever, she immediately wanted to be passed to Carolyn so I thrust her over and before Carolyn had really had time to open her eyes…

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Evolution & Contraception

Every now and then I find myself in a conversation with one of the girls about something I hadn’t intended to discuss with them. I like to answer questions that the girls have with an age appropriate answer. Avoiding difficult or uncomfortable topics isn’t going to make the life any easier in the long run.…

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The Playground Mafia

If you have read some of my previous posts you will be aware of how uncomfortable I feel in the many new situations I am thrust into because of having children (check out I Have No Interest In Your Child’s Bowel Habits if not). Well I now have a new social situation. But this time I…

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Bring Back The Spice Girls!

One thing I’ve noticed since being a parent is that I find myself saying things that I never thought I would say. Regularly these bizarre, ridiculous statements seem to fall out of my mouth before I even realise what I’m saying. Sentences like “I can smell poo but I can’t find it. Where is the…

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Are All Children Compulsive Liars?

Are all children compulsive liars? I’m waiting to find out. I know Anna is. I’ve had a few years to find that out. Iris’ language is obviously only just starting to come out so it’s hard to tell yet. She looks like a liar. Well she looks just like her sister so her reputation is…