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I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 7M ago

Of Facebook

So, first off, apologies for my week's absence. I went on holiday, but was obviously not desperate to advertise that to the many random people out there on the internet. Nor could I fit my l...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Dieting

There is a lot of money in the diet industry, so they say. We are apparently all obsessed with attempting to slim down to Kate Moss size, despite the fact we'd all have a lot more fun if we ...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Holiday shopping

There are some people out there who actively enjoy and look forward to holiday shopping. I know this, because I have met them. Interestingly, they all have two things in common: they are a s...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

School reports

Ah, that joyous time of year, when the school reports come out and your Facebook timeline is filled entirely with Other Parents Gloating.I am not one of those parents. In part, because if I ...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Things you must never do as a parent

I was asked to write this post by a friend of mine - I would link to her Twitter handle, but I suspect she would prefer to remain anonymous, what with her request being based on some very mu...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Go the fuck to sleep

Is not an original post title, but is the phrase I most think about getting tattooed across my fucking face every evening as the clock ticks round past dinner time and I attempt to get my ch...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

When sex ed backfires

So, I've sat on this blog post for a couple of weeks, which is quite abnormally restrained for me. I genuinely thought it might be a bit unfair to exploit my children in such a way.And then ...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

The bare necessities

'Bare' being the operative word.Now, I have never had an issue with nudity. (Three years at drama school and all that.)But my god, my children. We've made a conscious effort to try and ensur...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Saturday morning

Not my finest hour.Friday night had been marvellous, out in London drinking free champagne (my very favourite type of champagne) all evening.Regrettably, I had failed to plan strategically, ...
I Know, I Need To Stop Talking · 8M ago

Love is in the air

I don't know if I have mentioned it... but Beth is in love.Because she is Beth, she can't do the normal thing of falling in love with her teddy, her best friend or an inanimate piece of fluf...