Thursday, 29 September 2016

Grandparents Save Lives. Fact.

When I was younger and I thought about being a Mum firstly I always pictured that the Dad would be Gary Barlow and secondly I presumed we would be our own tiny unit. That we would be a happy family who didn't really need anyone else. That everything would be perfect and we would be an invincible team. I think that lasted all of an hour before I phoned my own parents up crying that I couldn't cope. And? It's been pretty much like that ever since.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The 'Slummy' Mummy

Today I was excited to find out that I got a small mention in an article in The Guardian. Focusing on 'real' mummy bloggers. HOORAY FAME AT LAST. I thought. HOORAY FOR GETTING A BIT OF CREDIT FOR HELPING LOADS OF MUMS! I couldn't wait to tell my Dad as I knew he would be super excited. And then I saw the headline...

And it slowly dawned on me that I was the 'slummy' part of this modern parenting myth (side note my Dad was livid). The article then went onto say that as a backlash to 'smug' parents there was a new breed of Mother. A new group of writers who live to look relatable and evidently the more difficult my day the better we look to our readers. I'm kinda used to people being pretty damming about my blog so it wasn't anything new. What I didn't like was the implication that I 'slummy mummy' was in a war against 'smug mummy'. Because? I'm not.


Friday, 23 September 2016

The Desperate Mum's Guide To Cheap Thrills

When you are in your early twenties the world is your oyster. You can dance the night away in a club and bat away men with a snotty glance and a "not tonight mate". You are foot loose and fancy free. You can wear tops without bras and be fuming when a man wolf whistles as he drives past in his clapped out old banger. Now I am in my (late) thirties, and an exhausted Mother to two small children and I? Quite frankly need to get all the cheap thrills where I can. Sure it makes me desperate but needs must and all that.

Watching A Slightly Racy Film
I can honestly say Magic Mike XXL, hand on heart, is one of the best films I have seen for the past few years. I could state it is the interesting plot (there is non), the fantastic acting (debatable) and the moral of the story (mmmm). But let's be honest? It's Channing Tatum doing filthy dances whilst we whoop in our dressing gown from our couch. When we went to the cinema to see it someone shouted "GET YOUR KIT OFF". Were we mortified? Nah we all cackled like haggard old witches. It was 

The plot was wonderful!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Best Time With Batman

I have a confession to make. I am a 38 year old woman obsessed with superheroes. I would like to say it is because I have a three year old boy. But no the obsession has long lived inside me. My husband and I even named one of our wedding tables after the X-Men. In fact I use my son as a bit of a scapegoat so I get to play with tiny figures and shout "I'M BATMAN" in a comedy deep voice. So when Fisher-Price got in touch seeing if I, sorry I mean my boy, wanted to review the Imaginext Super-Flight Gotham City set? I said "YES" in a comedy deep voice.

Wicked Wednesdays 21st September

Hello and welcome to this weeks Wicked Wednesdays! Firstly I need to start off with a huge big "THANK YOU". Thanks so much for linking up week in and week out and being part of the reason that I won Blog of the Year in last weeks MAD Parenting Blog awards. Wicked Wednesdays has featured in The Daily Mail, Bella and recently Radio 5 Live so thanks for being part of the linky and keeping it going. We are a select crew on here and I think you are all amazing.

My favourites from last week were a picture that basically is identical to my little boy from Harrogate Mama, ball pool nause from New Mummy Blog and a classic faceplant strop from Northern New Mum. Thanks so much for linking up ladies! They were all brilliant! There are still a couple of bloggers who are linking up nothing to do with the linky so I am going to get strict and not comment on those posts I am afraid! And if you don't carry the badge I will have to remove you. Oh god I went all teacher on your a** then didn't I? But for everyone else? Go forth, link up and comment loads!!! Have an amazing week and I will see you same time, same place next week.

Linky Rules

Monday, 19 September 2016

Never Feel Embarrassed With Me My Love

Dear beautiful girl

You are now 5 and in Year 1. Your first tooth fell out last week and yesterday you asked me "what happens in the afterlife?" (I nearly choked on my tea). You got a headteachers sticker today for writing. Earlier you did a pose and said "this is my teenagers movement" and did a huge cackle with a funny tooth missing smile. You are bright, you are amazing and you are hilarious. But you are also growing up and with that comes the realisation of a world is not all that it once seemed.

When you were small you were the first toddler to be up at a party dancing. You often would be found on our front door belting out a Disney Princess song and happily would have me do a funny walk down the street pretending to be a monster/chicken/whatever weird thing you wanted me to be. But today for the first time you said you felt "embarrassed". That you watched a video of you singing Annie on your Dad's phone and it made you want to close your eyes and cover your ears. It was embarrassing.