Obviously, I missed the ‘perfect parent’ pamphlet

According to some women, I'm talking 'a load of old tripe'. Also my views are 'sanctimonious old bollocks' and 'nonsense'. Why? Because Flea doesn't watch television. I should point out these comments aren't directed RIGHT at me – they're about Davina McCall. Who's probably too busy shouting on late night… View Post

A mother’s place is…

I’m a feminist. I don’t consider this to be a controversial statement – in my view the world can be divided into two tribes: feminists and people I’d like to beat around the head. I’m a feminist parent, too. I’ve always tried to teach Flea that only idiots believe girls… View Post

What kind of mother would laugh at this?

I'd like to say I don't laugh every time I look at these photos from today. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. Pic 1: Look Mummy, it's snow! It's so exciting! Let's go and play!   Pic 2: Come on Mummy, keep up! Pic 3: Oh dear… Pic 4: Ouch.

Statistics, smacking and bad science.

I spent a good deal of yesterday ranting under my breath about correlative and causative data. Why? Because of this story in the Daily Mail about how children who are smacked grow up to be more successful. Of course, being the Daily Mail, the story was followed by hundreds of… View Post

Starting as we mean to go on…

Flea and I were in the car this afternoon, driving home after a trip to stock up on Diet Coke and carpet shampoo (if my Mother asks, it was Flea who spilled an entire bottle of Baileys on my bedroom floor). I was in a world of my own, wondering… View Post