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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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Snow White Is Dead – A Bedtime Story

This evening at bedtime Anna asked if she could read the bedtime story for her and Iris. She chose a Kipper book written by Mick Inkpen (best ever name for a writer!) and we all sat on our bed to hear the story. Many of you will know of Kipper and this particular story. Kipper…