Humour.

Playing the Game of 'Shh'

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Silly Mummy is miming rooting around in the invisible bag: 'Look, The Toddler, what's this Mummy has here? Mummy has something here for you. Let Mummy just find it...ah, yes, here it is! Look: it's SHH!' Silly Mummy pulls the 'shh' finger out of the bag.

The Baby and Toddler Combo Holiday Commandments

Helen Wallen | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Holidaying with a baby/toddler combo is a bit like entering into a psychological experiment to see how long you can remain married in 40 degrees of heat without functioning Wifi... along with a toddler who only eats crisps, drinks pool water and insists on wearing Elsa armbands out to dinner each night.

Ten Ways to Bring on Labour - A Not So Helpful Lowdown

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

It is said to be sods law that if you are wearing your best knickers your waters will break. That's if you can bend down in the first place to get them on, and that they still fit over your expanded arse.

What the Baby Books Don't Tell You

Claire Kirby | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I've just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first birthday. Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy. Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin cat have advice for you. Not one to miss a bandwagon, here is my advice friend...

16 Essentials Every Parent Should Pack on Holiday

Kerry Wood | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Wood

Now, there are many articles telling you the essentials to pack for baby; the must have holiday items for trendy young things; the ultimate beachside reads...but what about us parents? What must we remember?

The Adventures of Basil The Cylinder

John Dredge | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Once upon a time in the not particularly magical land of Completely-Weird-on-Sea, Basil the Cylinder was sitting around doing nothing. 'Oh dear,' h...

Play a Game of Guess What Film the Toddler Is Talking About

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

The Toddler has taken a sudden interest in watching films. She has not, however, taken an interest in what films are actually called. The Toddler has developed a couple of alternative methods for identifying the film she wants to watch.

Five and a Half Things the Baby Has Learnt From the Toddler

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a toddler in possession of a coaster must be in want of a baby's head to put it on.* The Baby has learnt that a wide variety of objects will be placed on her head and declared a 'hat'.

12 Things I've Learnt During My Kid's First Year at School

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Summer Holidays are around the corner and it's been 9 months since I said my first goodbye to my son with a lump in my throat at the classroom door. Whilst he has undoubtedly learnt so much, it's fair to say it's been a pretty steep learning curve for Mummy too!

The Wit of Will: Clown, Comedy, and the Ha-ha of Shakespeare

Ben Crystal | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Crystal

Whether we're into Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar, there's an almost tangible resistance with Shakespeare's jesting, perhaps that has been genetically handed down from school, bad memories of bad jokes, badly told.

Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

'Date Night' is a completely different prospect once you have children. And don't worry - this post isn't going to be some cringey attempt at advising you on a happy marriage once small people rule your life. As we all already know... a happy marriage is what you had before your uterus squeezed out a HUMAN-BEING. TWICE.

Humour

Jo Haigh | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

I find that humour is a much underestimated skill, in life generally and most definitely in business.

The Alternative A to Z of Motherhood

Kate Chapman | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

U is for Unexplained marks - everywhere - on your windows, carpets, furniture, clothes you name it, if you've got kids in the house then no surface will remain unblemished as long as there are sticky fingers and runny noses about.

The Seven Stages of Separation Anxiety

Claire Kirby | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I'm not talking babies breaking their hearts and becoming a wet mess of tears and snot if heaven forbid you need to leave the room for a wee. I'm talking the gut wrenching separation anxiety that happens to mum's when they leave their small people overnight...

Five Things That Suck About Wine

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Calories in wine can be anything from 100 to 300 calories per glass depending on the wine, and the size of your glass. So let's say an average of about 200 calories for your usual glass of deliciousness. I mean who even drinks a small glass of wine anyway? What would be the point?

Mum Bakes Vasectomy Cake For Her Son

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The prospect of any kind of surgery can be horrendously daunting and when your manhood is involved, this feeling increases tenfold. But for one ma...

The Big Sister's Guide to Having a Little Brother

Kate Chapman | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

Ssssshhhh! I have taken over this blog while Mummy is busy watching some important 'news' program, or so she claims. I know she is fibbing, and really watching Homes Under the Hammer.

Mummy Friends: Ten Reasons You Need Them

Claire Kirby | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Personally I think this parenting gig is a whole lot tougher if you don't have Mummy Friends. Whatever life stage you are at you tend to feel better when you have people you can turn to who get where you are coming from because they are in the same situation as you.

Four Ways My Husband Does Things Differently

Katy Wright | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. My husband leaves the toilet seat up, I don't. He knows how to park a car, I don't. I can cry in public for...

An Apology to My Neighbours

Kate Chapman | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Kate Chapman

I have two teeny tearaways in my charge I seem to have found the volume button and it's got a bit stuck - on the LOUD setting. In my defence, we have quite a large back garden.

The Toddler-o - A Mummy's Alternative to the Gruffalo

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

" A toddler-o! Why, didn't you know? He has a terrible temper, and terrible scream, He won't share things and he's really mean."

I See You!

Elaine Benton | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The things people do when they assume no one is watching can be heart-warming, amusing, but occasionally just down right astonishing. I've often wondered what makes some men feel they can't be seen in the car.

Vegging: A Growing Phenomenon

Chris Sav | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

The term vegging is usually used to describe the act of relaxing or just sitting around, but there is a small community that are looking to reclaim the word and use it to talk about another, wholly different kind of activity.

Rules for Visiting a New Mum

Claire Kirby | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I'm going to make a sweeping generalisation here, but most new mums I know are not ready to let their new little person out of their sight. Hell it's traumatic leaving them to go for a wee. We check them every two minutes to make sure they are still breathing. There's no way on this earth that you are taking my new-born baby out into the big wide world and away from me.

Periods... Bloody Hell!

Kat Treacy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Treacy

I no longer hide my tampon box underneath my shopping. I recently made a very typically female purchase of tampons, white wine, paracetemol and a bag of salad. All that was missing was a box of chocolates!