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Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 10M ago

Driving Parents Round the Bend

'Bucker!' cursed my then two-year old when she got behind the wheel of her Little Tike car. 'Bucker, bucker, bucker!' I admonished her for swearing. 'I have to,' she said. 'I'm driving.'Now ...
Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 1Y ago

When your child goes missing...

It was 8am when the 13-year-old left for school. As usual I had forgotten to pack the 11-year-old's lunch, so as usual I was distracted by Hovis crusts when she called out a goodbye.It was 1...
Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 1Y ago

The Change

They say it happens to all of us sooner or later. It's just that you can never quite believe it will really happen to you.You try to ignore the early signs. The disconcerting weight gain tha...
Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 1Y ago

Wild Life

Lately I've been counting the days till Tuesdays. Tuesday is usually the only night in the week that I get to go out. To put the bins out. Those three minutes inhaling the darkness and feeli...
Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 10M ago

School-gate Fashionista

Nearly three years have passed since, inspired by a new generation of mummy bloggers, I shared my tips on how to conquer the school-gate catwalk. Things change in three years. Fashion moves ...
Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron · 10M ago

Not for Publication

The 10-year-old is sagging over his homework book. He has, he explains, to write about Something Funny that has happened in the family.An unwanted thought comes to mind: 'You know that story...