The little white lies of parenthood

As parents we are pretty hot off the mark at pulling the kids up on telling porkie pies. In fact, all it take is a ‘ooh your nose is growing” comment to get them regurgitating the truth quicker than you can say Jiminy Cricket.

But can YOU honestly say you only speak the truth…? and does the odd little white lie really hurt anybody…

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Turning into my Mum

It’s been creeping up on me for a while now. Recognising certain mannerisms in myself which are all too familiar, especially as I go through the motions of everyday tasks. A strange sensation, almost like Déjà vu – that you are acting out something which has already happened before. more “Turning into my Mum”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 52

So here we are…the first #coolmumclub linky of 2017. The fifty second edition since launch. The third year in which we have spread a little #coolmumclub love into your lives since we began waaay back in 2015. Mad.

Looks as though you all had pretty epic Chrimbos – as we have of course been keeping a beady eye on all you die hard #coolmumclubbers over on Instagram. Still loving the hashtag, and we appreciate every single one of your copy and pasted tags of coolness. I hope you caught the December highlights amidst all the Christmas chaos!

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I get that not everyone digs the whole new year resolutions thing. I mean, after all aren’t they statistically doomed for failure? I’m all for a bit of goal setting though – what harm can come from reflecting on where you’ve been, and reset your markers for where you want to go.  more “TWENTYSEVENTEEN”

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101 things to do with a child free morning…

“One morning a week child free! What will you do with yourself?…”

“There are literally 101 things I could do…”

No, really. I’ve spent the last couple of years daydreaming about them. more “101 things to do with a child free morning…”

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It’s not nice to have favourites…

…can someone please explain that to my children?

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about a preference for one of my two kids. That would be pretty brutal wouldn’t it? It would draw some views for the shock factor, sure, but no – it’s not me who’s displaying the signs of favouritism, it’s our girls.

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#coolmumclub on Instagram…December roundup


Good Morning Gorgeous! If you are reading this at 6 am on New Years Day you are likely either a) still drunk b) on an unfortunate work shift or c) [the most likely] a v sleepy parent regretting staying up past midnight. Chances are you’re passing by at a later moment so hope you’ve recovered, set your goals, broken them already and decided to polish off the baileys / chocolate / twiglets caddy first. more “#coolmumclub on Instagram…December roundup”

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As Christmas and my planned blogging break grows closer, there is just one post left to publish. Which is a good thing as I still have so so much to do and I need to switch off from the blog.

I’ve always admired those who manage to celebrate life with a regular gratitude list – monthly, weekly or even daily. Maybe that’s something I’ll try and do next year, or maybe I’ll just manage an annual look back and smile.

So what did 2016 mean to me? more “TWENTYSIXTEEN”

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The health hazards of blogging

Does anyone really know the long term health risks associated with blogging? I consider myself a mere toddler in the lifespan of a blogger, however I’m already noticing some RSI (bogging associated) flare ups…

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#coolmumclub Linky week 51; The Christmas party!

Or should that be Christmas AND New Years Eve party? As we aren’t back now until the new year! Booo! But, I think we’ll all agree it’s time to put up our feet alongside our stockings and get down with the mince pies, Baileys, Roses and all that festive Jazz…

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