Perfect Mother?

Recently I had the (mis)fortune to read a blog post about the Perfect Mother.
I’m not going to link it but to loosely paraphrase, us ‘honest’ mummy bloggers need to pull ourselves together, make a from scratch Annabel Karmel meal for our perfectly scrubbed and dressed children and never complain. EVER.

I didn’t agree with this post at all, in fact I found it a little irresponsible, but it did get me to thinking.
What is our role as a parenting/mummy blogger? keep reading

All good things must come to an end

And so, it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the end of my 10 year relationship.
It had it’s ups and downs.
We had good times and bad.
We’ve made dates, we’ve broken dates.
We’ve shared good news with others and bad news too.
We’ve been through so much together.
We’d stopped making an effort. I wasn’t offered the same wonderful promises newer, younger, people were offered.
It was my longest relationship and now it’s over…. keep reading

Hey Wills, you’re not alone.

Last week, during a visit to Vietnam,  Prince William admitted he struggled with parenthood.

The internet was vicious!

HOW VERY DARE HE? cried Twitter.

“U don’t know meaning of struggle”*

“This man has no idea what it means to struggle in life”

*SLOW HAND CLAP* keep reading

Like raking leaves in a hurricane.

Before I had Aoife I was very house proud. We didn’t have the biggest house, it was clean and tidy but not soulless and clinical. I’ll admit that one of my proudest achievements after having Aoife was maintaining a clean and tidy house (I aim pretty low as you can tell). I didn’t obsess about it, I didn’t use valuable mummy daughter bonding time to do it. I just managed to keep on top of it.

I was winning.

Then Seth happened. keep reading

“Life is a journey to be experienced not a problem to be solved”

There are some things that I can’t dwell on too much or my brain has a small meltdown.

Aeroplanes for example.
How does a large coke can move through the sky with no strings?
Space travel. WTF?
How can a tin can LEAVE THE ATMOSPHERE WITH A HUMAN INSIDE AND FLOAT AROUND AND THEN COME BACK? Continue reading ““Life is a journey to be experienced not a problem to be solved””