Hattie Harrison studied Psychology at the University of Reading before working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and then training to be a primary school teacher. She became pregnant with her first child, Lola, whilst doing her Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and subsequently developed a passionate dislike of acronyms (unrelated to pregnancy). She went on to have two more children, Frank and Olive, and started writing about the strange world of parenting in 2015 because it was cheaper than therapy and she has always harboured a compulsion to overshare. HATES – people who don’t indicate at roundabouts, anyone who talks whilst she’s reading and parents who judge other parents. LIKES – roast chicken, a friendly thumbs up from a bus driver and talking about herself in the third person on websites. FACT: No one has ever crossed the Harrison’s kitchen floor without getting a cheerio stuck to their sock.