30/10/2009 09:30 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mummy Bloggers' Friday Roundup

It's half term, so any mummy bloggers who survive the week with their sanity, limbs and family intact are doing well. I have escaped to the joys of an Irish Halloween, but distance is no object to the all seeing eye of the Mummy Bloggers' Friday Hoolie.

Plus I am hiding from the kids who keep trying to scare the bejaysus out of me.

This week on ParentDish, many of you were incensed by the story of the fat family whose seven children were taken into care. Most of you felt that there's more to this one than meets the eye, and we're still waiting for the truth to emerge.

Another PD post that's been continuing to rumble recently with lots of quietly bizarre comments is the one about what your children call their unmentionables. You call it a what?!

Elsewhere in Blogsville, Lulu's LaLa Life took the opportunity to enjoy the Stinking Bishop of Sheffield on her half term holiday. Tasty.

Violet Posy is hosting a Halloween party, and this week kept busy with some seriously impressive pumpkin carving. Can I come to your party VP? I'm almost house trained.

One blogger who may not be partying is Online Mum, who's not sure if she approves of trick or treating at all. Just a bit of fun, or hideous heathen begging - what do you think?

And spare a thought for Fernie at Hungry But Happy Mummy who is suffering the worst Halloween Horror of all - she's turning into her own mum. Read through her list, and if you don't nod your head to at least three of her checklist points, you're either lying or are a nine year old child who should get off mummy's laptop and back to school, sharpish.

Happy Halloween to all Mummy, Daddy and Zombie bloggers!