High-fiving yourself in the car window reflection when you’ve successfully strapped them all in is totally a thing
Slummy mummy. News, features and opinion national/online journalist. Creative copy and content writer. (Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Star, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Sunday Mirror and Closer) Interests include juggling, eating fish fingers quickly while standing up and picking things up off the floor.
I am glad it still hurts because it should. I am encouraged that we are getting slightly better at talking about babies we have loved and lost. Whether or not we lost a baby in the womb, whether that baby died during pregnancy or after, in childhood or beyond...
01/02/2017 16:58 GMT
Language is fundamental to how supported we feel. Misery is worsened by random friends or associates offering comments, showing they lack understanding. But if you still wish to irk a mum with hyperemesis, say these...
30/06/2016 16:14 BST
My child has atopic eczema and multiple allergies - autoimmune disorders. If he is unwell 'enough' he stays home. Every time I quibble it, balancing the missed education against the rest his body needs.
01/02/2016 10:25 GMT
Fun, exciting, relevant and readily available, these gifts are exactly the same as the old versions - or have a modern twist. You can enjoy these presents with your kids, as you relive your childhood.
11/11/2015 10:36 GMT
When it comes to living in the moment, thinking positively, meeting personal goals or believing in our right to be who we truly are, his fun wisdom rules! To celebrate what would have been Dr Seuss's 111th birthday today (March 02, 2015), here are 11 inspiring quotes from the original literary life coach.
02/03/2015 16:33 GMT
From thinking of getting engaged, to finding a date or working out what to do on the evening itself, this advice, inspired by Disney's 'Frozen' film, will help make your Valentine's Day a success.
09/02/2015 14:37 GMT
As a woman, a journalist and a mum, I don't 'get' what the fuss is all about over page three. Comments about tomorrow's chip paper, poor little crack whores and sexual discrimination do not faze me. They do not convince most discerning consumers.
23/01/2015 11:10 GMT
I'm considering investing in a balaclava. It covers up unsightly imperfections, keeps you cosy and facilitates hiding. I've come up with this natty idea to solve many potential school run troubles. It's a balaclava. Specifically for mums. We can call it the 'mama-clava', if you will.
12/01/2015 16:04 GMT
Which to try? So much blurb ... BPA free. Silicone free. PVC free. Painted with natural colouring from organic vegetables. No unethical plastic but tenderly sourced rubber from the happiest of trees!
06/01/2015 16:52 GMT
I don't mean don't actually buy anything. But choose something that doesn't take up vast parental energy and room or involve marathon opening/building sessions. When storage is an issue, you need to maximise every millimetre.
08/12/2014 14:22 GMT
Another significant calendar event, another excuse for a tabloid newspaper-style, Pepsi Chart show-inspired 1990s corny playlist. I'm so last century.
03/11/2014 11:58 GMT
The family of British backpacker, Gareth Huntley - found dead eight days after he 'disappeared' in Malaysia - issued a fresh appeal for information. The 34-year-old accountant from north London was volunteering at a turtle sanctuary in Tioman Island, when he went missing.
11/09/2014 11:57 BST
The grieving mother of 'Britain's biggest family' has described her "shock and sadness", after her stillborn baby son's shoes were stolen from his grave. It is the latest cruel blow for the Radfords, from Lancashire, who were made famous by Channel 4 television documentary<em> '16 Kids And Counting'. </em>
09/09/2014 14:05 BST
It's the law - the Sod's Law of stumbling into someone you once loved or shagged. And of course, the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive. When you run into him/her, you can count on this..
01/09/2014 12:43 BST
Are you a teacher? Bet at least a handful of the following apply to you then!
26/08/2014 13:32 BST
Feeling slightly inadequate or left out is normal. You may sense that you are missing something special, by not being able to feed the baby. You might experience a perceived (or real) loss of intimacy, as your lover's role is reframed... So, it is helpful to know there are many ways you can 'breastfeed' the baby!
05/08/2014 13:02 BST
Sticking a sucker on your breast and squeezing the milk out, is not the most fun job you'll do as a mum. Yet it's often a necessary task. So, when I recently found myself 'getting my pump on', I fancied some musical inspiration.
25/07/2014 12:41 BST
Try to find some time for yourself. Oh right. Golly, I hadn't thought of that! You are sooooo right. I do need sleep. And food. Who knew? If I could have more rest/time to eat and sleep, then believe me, I sodding would. With or without this incredible insight, top tip and humble permission of yours!
24/07/2014 17:14 BST
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more