Photos

Ah, photographs – beautiful, flattering lies to frame (slash, Instagram) and treasure forever. I can barely look at this picture I posted on Instagram in August 2013 – mainly because Dory is so low in the sling it kills me (but it was our first proper outing with her and it was akin to when now nearly 4 […]

Tattoos

In a plastic bag shoved behind the bedside table in our spare room lies a little girl’s dream treasure trove. Unceremoniously bundled together is the pound shop’s finest – bubbles, stickers, tattoos, whoopee cushions, coloured pencils, fairy wings and pirates’ eye patches all waiting patiently to be gifted. Except, unfortunately, they’ll be waiting a long […]

Cups

It’s funny, and you probably won’t remember this – but before you had children, a cup was something you got out of the cupboard, filled with water (or another beverage of your choice) and sipped from at your leisure. Now, when I even hear the word every single muscle in my body tenses and I’m instantly filled with […]

Cutlery

It’s nice to have a goal – it keeps you feeling productive, and even if you’re not really making progress towards reaching it, at least you can tell yourself you’re trying, so it’s pleasing for all us mid-achievers out there. For me, it’s exercise – I’ve flirted with getting fit in between pregnancies and newborns […]

Washing machine

Warning klaxon!! This post teeters between the mundane and the pathetic. I must confess, if I’d read this post five years ago, I would have despaired for this sad lunatic who delivered this ode to laundry. Please don’t read this post if you a) don’t have kids, b) are vaguely cool or c) either like […]