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Diary of a Mad Cow · 1M ago

Pretty on Canvas: A Review and a Give Away

If you follow me on Instagram (@madcowsdiary) you may be well aware that I have a penchant for taking – and sharing prolifically – a great number of photos. From candid snaps of the goings on in my home (#mumlife) to arty macro shots with my Olympus ...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 1M ago

Inappropriate

There is an inappropriateness in my home that causes some – not many – but some, to clutch their pearls and gossip about how they’d never let their children come over. Have you seen how inap...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 1M ago

The Mother of All Fails

I’ve lost count of the myriad fails I have performed since I became a parent. To be honest, many of them now barely, if ever, enter my mind. I merely go along my merry way, barely flickering...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 2M ago

A Sign of … Intelligence?

When one enrols children into a range of extra-curricular activities, one commits to a level of involvement. This involvement will vary from family to family, and may range from sitting on t...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 2M ago

Nine-Year-Old Forced to Fend for Self and Cook Own Dinner

It was a night not unlike other nights over the past lots of years. A night not unlike one many, many women (and men) with children across the globe face more regularly than they’d care to a...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 2M ago

About Me: A Review

I have been pondering this blog for a long time, out of my sheer neglect of it. It – Diary – has been on my mind a lot. Daily. It has, over many years, been my saviour, an outlet for the thi...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 4M ago

Why I Won’t Be Putting a Heart on My Wall or Praying for World Peace

We’re up to, hmmm … let me think … about the 6th or 7th year of this ‘campaign’ to put a heart, and only a heart, as a Facebook status update as a wait to ‘raise awareness’ of breast cancer....
Diary of a Mad Cow · 5M ago

The Milestones Just Keep Coming

The milestones, all those firsts, they never stop coming. Each time one occurs, I reflect on those things we’re expected to expect, all those things kids do and all those wonderful things th...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 6M ago

Does My Fat Arse in these Leggings Make Your Guilt Look Big?

It’s a rush, and I try to do it at least twice a week … I squeeze my legs and bum into a pair of 3/4 length leggings, remove my bra and (usually) remember to replace it with another version ...
Diary of a Mad Cow · 6M ago

The Sporing

It started as a small collection. Just three or four had sprouted on the couch, and were relatively easily removed. I had them replanted in another area, where I could close the door on them...