Is there a point where Mums just need to butt out? Master 3 has entered a realm of uncertainty as he tries to navigate his world of challenges, hormonal surges, learned independence and plain old naughtiness. He wants control. I want control. I try to make his world easier and I try to set good examples for him. Because my boys spend the majority of their … Continue reading Controlling Mums need to let Dads have a go
The amount of sex men get is directly proportionate to the amount of housework they do. So here are some tips for blokes to get more action: Do a quick whip-round tidy up of the house. Nothing fancy, just pick up toys, wipe the benches and put dirty clothes in a basket. Clean the sink properly after shaving. Don’t leave little bits of stubble everywhere. … Continue reading 10 Ways Dads can get more sex
I do not favour Caesarean births over natural births. There is no doubt that an uncomplicated and straight forward natural birth is the ideal and has many benefits for mother and baby, including quicker recovery for mother, a sense of control and easier breastfeeding. However, as a mother who’s had three successful Caesareans, I can say they also have their advantages. After my last Caesarean … Continue reading Hail Caesar!
The very talented Bianca over at bigwords wrote an eloquent post today about how it takes a village to raise and care for a child. Most of the post discussed how many kids do not get to experience love, freedom and a warm bed at night and how others are neglected or abused. Then on Facebook I saw a comment from a teenager asking why our … Continue reading When is smacking abuse?
I caught myself ‘facing up’ boxes of bath soap tonight while in the shower. I seriously arranged them so all the box ends matched up and the stack of boxes were neatly on top of each other. I didn’t stop there. Oh no. I then tidied up the whole shelf at the end of our bath. I neatly lined up all the bottles accordingly to … Continue reading OCD, ADD, AD, PND, OMG, AM I OK?
I have reconciled myself to the fact that I will never get my bikini body back. This is primarily because I never had one. However, there is something to be said for aiming to be the best that you can physically and mentally. It is with this in mind that I have decided to aim for health and fitness rather than obsess over weight-loss per se. … Continue reading Getting out of the house
I want slogan shirts obliterated from the fashion landscape. They have always made me uncomfortable in a way that I cannot understand. I actually feel embarrassed for the wearer. When I went to high school in the 90s Espirit and Sportsgirl slogan shirts had just been replaced by JAG and Hypercolour. These were essentially large t-shirts with the brand name on the front, that’s it, nothing special. … Continue reading Death to the slogan shirt!