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The Other Mothers

It’s bad news, I’m afraid. I’m raising a freak. An Other Mother told me this recently, and I’m sure she’s right. She has manicured nails, highlighted hair, a cleaner and a husband, and is therefore almost certainly better than me in every way. I’m sure you have your own Other…

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Flea’s bedtime story video

I'd completely forgotten about this video – it's from last year, Flea reading her favourite bedtime story, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". See? With the right coaching, your children can read their own bedtime stories, thereby saving you a job. I particularly enjoy how 'five plums' sounds like 'dry bums' (well,…

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Monday, bloody Monday

Five things I've learned today: The universe has a twisted sense of humour. So, I posted last week about my paranoia that Flea would choke to death on a piece of apple skin. And this morning, Flea choked on a piece of apple skin. Fortunately, I was sitting next to…

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Oh, so *that’s* why I don’t read the Sunday Times any more…

The Father was here this weekend. ‘The Father’ is Flea’s Dad. I like to call him ‘the father’ because he likes to call Flea ‘the child’.  When he’s in town, I get all giddy because I can go to the cinema and read whole newspapers and eat Pringles on the…

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The Magic of Motherhood.

 We were in the car driving through Windermere yesterday when Flea suddenly shouted: "Look Mummy, that lady looks just like you!" I wasn't really paying attention – I was far too excited at just having seen the sign for a real life Lakeland Limited store – so I just murmured,…

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