Entries by Mammasaurus

Treating Mental Ill Health - All Eyes to Accra

(2) Comments | Posted 6 February 2013 | (14:25)

Sitting on the edge of a self-help group meeting, Atta Kwabena talks openly via a translator about his experience of suffering mental health problems in Accra. His journey through mental illness so far has lasted twelve years. A combination of undiagnosed epilepsy and behavioural problems led to derision from others....

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Amanda Knox, her family and your virtual footprint

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2011 | (10:34)

Amanda Knox is now a free woman and preparing to fly home. Now may be a good time to re-assess your virtual footprint.

Amanda's case was widely covered by the media who swarmed over details of her sexual history and in particular things that she had posted in the past...

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How does blogging affect your relationships ?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2011 | (09:01)

I've come across a fair few bloggers of late who blog 'on the sly', keeping their internet antics (and we're still talking about blogging here) quiet from their husbands/ partners/ friends/ families.

I completely understand why someone would want to do this, it's a bit like me squirreling chocolate caramel...

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Have I got Klout? Should I care ?!

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2011 | (18:10)

Now we all blog for the sheer love it after all we don't get paid to do it (unless we are very lucky!)

I haven't been blogging long (this is my 3rd month now) but already I love the satisfaction after I publish a post that I've spent time and...

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Breast is not Best

(14) Comments | Posted 8 September 2011 | (22:57)

Breast isn't best - it's an option.

Breast feeding is nutrionally better for your baby that formula milk, it's a fact that we are all aware of. But is it best?

Not for everyone, no. I do not think bottle feeding is better than breast feeding , conversely I do...

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If I Could Have any job in the World ...

(1) Comments | Posted 6 September 2011 | (10:07)

What would I be if could have any job in the world ? Perfect decadent escapism for a morning... I would be -

An artist!

Hanging out in the streets of gay Paris in the summer months and splitting time between London and New York in the winter months I'd...

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Would you Post Photos of Your Child Online?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2011 | (15:37)

I would, absolutely without a moments hesitation - but I have read quite a few opinions of late that are very much the opposite of mine and it's got the old cobwebby Mammasaurus mind-cogs turning...

The great thing about opinions is that we all have them and that we'll never...

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Why Aren't There Many Funny Women on TV ?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2011 | (13:04)

Now just to clarify I know that there are some funny women on TV but not many, no where near as many as the menfolk.

Now firstly I am not saying that I am the leading authority on funniness -far from it - I'll show you my level of humour...

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Help, My Knickers are out of Control

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2011 | (17:44)

Whilst pulling out a pair of pants this morning I have discovered that my knickers are OUT OF CONTROL ! So I am indulging in some self-discovery knicker stylee today and my butt covering underwear of choice through the ages-complete ...

Before I became pregnant my knickers were small, slinky...

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"All mummy bloggers are moaning man-haters"- discuss

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2011 | (15:34)

This week my hubby has been a tad controversial in the Mammasaurus homestead I'm afraid ( I'd like to point out that he is really very nice indeed 99% of the time). I asked him to read one of my posts to see what he thought - and I quote...

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Regenerating Night Cream? At the Tender age of 14 ? Uh?

(6) Comments | Posted 17 August 2011 | (22:21)

It's the summer hols which means one thing - non stop comings and goings of my teenage children - and this week it's Holly's turn to stay. Holly is 14 going on 21... she is my little mini me, whereever we go people comment on how similar we look (although...

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Ask a Blogger - The Interrogation of Crystal Jigsaw

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2011 | (08:15)

'Ask A Blogger' is mini-interrogation few short,simple questions that will be put to a different blogger each week, experienced and newbies alike !

Today I am delighted to welcome Kathryn aka Crystal Jigsaw, who is not only a blogger but also a farmer,writer and mother (not to mention well loved...

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Letters to the Tooth Fairy

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (18:01)

Back in 'the day' you could get away with smuggling a 20 pence piece under your childs pillow when their tooth fell out, I'm guessing nowadays it's a bit different...

Beans teeth haven't started falling out yet but she's already excited and rabbiting on about wobbly teeth. I blame the...

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Oh Look! Oh No! It's a Gin-alo!

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (17:56)


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"You Have 8 Kids but Only 2 Live with you - why?"

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (17:53)

This is the one where I explain why I have 8 children but only 2 of them actually live with me.

Apologies as that sounded like an introduction to a 'Friends' episode but it's a hard one to begin for me. I am bumping 'Tuesdays Tales from the Supermarket' to...

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The Saggy Tummy of a Happy Mummy

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (11:50)

Saggy tummies are not a taboo subject within parenting circles, in fact they are widely discussed. However they are rarely seen. At times I have quite confidentially stated

"Yes I have a saggy tummy, but every stretch-mark is a testimony to my journey into motherhood."

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Disgusting Gastronomical Delights

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2011 | (13:45)

"Mama - what's for tea?"

"Chicken wraps darling - with yummy grated cheese and peppers, totally nutritionally balanced for your growing bodys needs, made with love and effort for you and even though your father and I prefer spicy food we'll be eating this bland meal with you because we...

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Does Your Family Read Your Blog ?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2011 | (17:16)

Ah blogging - the gift that keeps on giving ... First you have that *ching* moment when you have an idea for a post, then you have the pleasure of writing it. Now those two stages are why I blog personally - I just enjoy it. Bonus happiness comes in...

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Mammasaurus Poem #1 - Mothers Ruin

(1) Comments | Posted 11 August 2011 | (08:07)

I shout but no one listens

I call but no one cares

But rustle a bag of crisps

And they'll come bombing down the stairs.

I cook but get no thank you

And iron and hoover too

But open up some biscuits

And they'll say 'I love you'.

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"Mummy There are Fairies in My Head"

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (08:14)

Do you recall the scene in 'The Shining' when the boy says 'RED RUM RED RUM' ? Or how about the bit in 'The Exorcist' when the girl starts projectile vomiting and her head spins round ? Freak you out a bit ? Me too. So when my 3 year...

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