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I became a parent in November 2009 and, as the cliché goes, my world turned upside down. PHP posts turned to pregnancy, midnight gaming turned to midnight (and 1am, and 2am, and ...) feeds. Here lies documented tales of poop, boobs, toddler tantrums and the nitty gritty that goes with being Mum.

 |  Misc, Parenting

Acton Scott Victorian Farm

It was Karl’s birthday on Monday, so to celebrate the day and to fill in a bank holiday, we went to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Acton Scott was featured in a BBC series “Victorian Farm” in 2009, which we’d watched when it was broadcast,…

 |  Parenting, WTF

Your Stupidity Knows No Bounds

So, clearly being one of these crazy rambling mummy types now it’s only logical that I browse a few of those crazy rambling mummy type forums. The first baby-oriented site I joined was babycentre. It’s shite; loaded down with adverts and full of total muppets…

 |  Parenting

Thank F… for Co-Sleeping

Confession time: we co-sleep. Shock! Horror! Apparently this is going to cause me to roll onto and murder my child, yadda yadda yadda. It’s all accidental of course. I didn’t plan to co-sleep, and we didn’t start this way. Still, when you’re feeding a newborn…

 |  Parenting

The Politics of Parenting

Gina Ford — so-called “parenting guru” — has lashed out at UK Lib Dem party leader Nick Clegg after he hit out at her parenting manual. Ford, an unqualified former maternity nurse questioned Clegg’s maturity (ironic, given her lawsuit against mumsnet after mums shared a…

 |  Misc, Parenting, Personal

A New Decade

It would be superfluous to call the last decade “life-changing”, given that I was 13 at the beginning of it. Nonetheless, there is no other way to describe it. I lost my brother and my Nan within 2 weeks of each other, met Karl, left…

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