Baby steps to steps: floppy muscle style

This week I finally completed Gabe’s Disability Living Allowance renewal form. I have had it since April taunting me every time I have a spare hour to sit and watch 90201 or Don’t Tell the Bride. Get up, it cooed from the desk, hey you lazy bum, come and fill me in. Bog off, I would shout back (to […] Read more…

My big brother’s birthday bash

An excerpt from the early memoirs of Prime Minister Gabe, leader of the free world. Then aged 2 and a half (despite dining frequently in 10 star Michelin restaurants, he does like a banana and vanilla neocate shake before bed). Woo hoo! It is my big bruv’s birthday today. He is seven years old. How […] Read more…

Today, I love this

Just to highlight the swings and roundabouts of this journey.Today we had a lovely chilled out morning. We strolled to school and no one had odd socks on.Tonight eldest girl and I are going to a party! No boys allowed and there will be wine and sweets.But most importantly wonkers bonkers boy decided to eat!!!!!!No […] Read more…

Today, I hate this

One of the questions I am often asked is what is the most challenging thing about your child. That is a difficult question to answer as what might be challenging today, might be fine tomorrow. What drives you to tears this morning, will be forgotten next week. You can actually potter on for ages and take […] Read more…

The pain in the bum myth

I had a light bulb moment this week. My dusty old brain didn’t explode. And it is all thanks to this hilarious post about a 18-month-old not wanting to eat anything by the fab Justanormalmummy. For weeks I have been stressing about Gabe’s eating or lack thereof. I was dismayed that every time I left a room my lovely chilled […] Read more…

A letter to myself

Hey you. It’s me. I want to talk to you about something. Sit down.I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this for a while. Okay, here goes. It is not your fault. Please don’t cry. Because it is not. It is not your fault. You are not to blame. And you are not being […] Read more…

Rolling with the punches

Life can be hard. We all know that. Show me a charmed life and I can pick more holes in it than my husband’s sock drawer. Even Beyonce has to go the gym (and never has chips!). Life can knock you down so many times you wonder if you can get back up. And just when you think the fecker […] Read more…

What is this mummy instinct thingy?

In early 2010, a panel of experts from Oxford University published a paper in the Lancet that said that a mother’s instinct is usually right if she believes her child may be dangerously ill. In fact, a parent’s instinct that something is wrong was added to a list of signs that every doctor should look […] Read more…

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