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On Being Your Mom. I Love It.

Two boys? They’re hard work. I never expected to have children; it simply wasn’t in my life plan. Luckily that decision was made for me (both boys were accidental surprises) and I’m glad I got these two boys. My firstborn: … Continue reading

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On Fathering: You’re Better Than You Think

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Despite the Hallmark commercial nature of the occasion, it was an opportunity for me to reflect. To appreciate and recognise you as my partner in parenting. To acknowledge your contribution and take time to make the … Continue reading

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On The World’s Best Chocolate Cake. Mine

It always surprises people that I cannot bake. I can cook – really well, I like to think – but I can’t bake. I can’t be arsed to exact-measure and follow a recipe to the letter. My baking always flops. … Continue reading

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On Names. Two of Them, In Fact.

I’ve been stingy with his name, apparently. Merely calling him “The Toffee” is inadequate, or so I’m told. It’s also been said that keeping his name to myself is just silly. But if you knew how hard it was to … Continue reading

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Yup. That’s My Kid.

Taken last night at karate. After he’d spent 30minutes wowing me by paying attention, being the first to answer the sensei’s questions and actually producing moves that looked vaguely karate-ish. Yup, that’s my Kid. It can only be. So proud.

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On Parenting Little Boys

There’s never a dull moment with a spirited four-year-old in the house. He’s full of fart-jokes, unbridled laughter and has a serious amount of imagination. He’s growing into such a gorgeous, warm-hearted loving child – I almost can’t believe he’ll … Continue reading

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Courgette and Feta Soup

My fiancĂ© – who hates courgettes – adores this soup. It’s simple and delicious – a favourite of ours in winter. INGREDIENTS: * 2 large onions, peeled and roughly chopped * 2 potatoes, peeled and grated * 10-15 baby marrows, … Continue reading

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On Christmas Concerts: He May Not Have Been The Star Of The Show (Baby Jesus) But He Made A Bloody Cute Sheep

Right?

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On My Kid: We’ve Made It Through The Terrible Twos, Terrorist Threes – What’s Next?

With less than a month until my Kid’s FOURTH birthday, I find myself a little startled. It was just the other day that I sat down at my PC (yes, those were my pre-Apple-everything days) and wrote him a post … Continue reading

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Online Thrift Swap – Round 1.2

So it took a while, but other bloggers finally got round to scratching through their closets for unwanted wearable gems. If you need a refresher on what this online thrift swap is all about, see here. As this is the … Continue reading

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