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The moment you realise your kid is braver than you.

One of the nice things about having children is that, basically, you're better than them at most stuff. Oh, sure, we all love our children and we'd lay down our lives etc etc, but admit it – it's pretty cool having someone around who thinks that you're basically a cross…

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Things to do in Manchester When You’re 3

Flea and I were invited to Manchester this weekend to try out the city's cultural attractions. Since we are completely ALL ABOUT high culture and stuff we jumped at the chance to spend a few days exploring the various  kid-friendly exhibits and events at Manchester's many museums, galleries and public…

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A short intermission

The lovely people at creativetourist.com have invited me and Flea to go and stay in a plush hotel for the weekend while exploring Manchester's family-friendly film festival, so we're off! Of course, when I say "we're off", what I mean is we're off just as soon as I: Manage to…

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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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