Anyone who says their two-year-old wasn’t a tiny insane tyrant is lying

Dear toddler parent hanging on by skin of teeth: Anyone who says their two-year-old wasn't a tiny insane tyrant is lying. Let me say that again. ANYONE WHO SAYS THEIR TWO-YEAR-OLD WASN'T A TINY INSANE TYRANT IS LYING. Alright, toddler parent, just let me put you on hold while I talk to whoever's now offended. … Continue reading Anyone who says their two-year-old wasn’t a tiny insane tyrant is lying

My Fringe Does Not Look Like Other People’s Fringes

Because I went for a half-fringe first and my hair got confused Because I have naturally fluffy hair (I will not dignify it with the classification 'wavy' or 'curly', because it is neither) and cutting fluff into shorter fluff above one's face is not, objectively, a good idea Because I wrestle it into submission using … Continue reading My Fringe Does Not Look Like Other People’s Fringes

My walls, my rules (+ art print GIVEAWAY!)

You will never find me on a home improvement blog. I have no colour sense, and no idea how to 'style' corners (whatever that means). But you will have to prise my wall art out of my cold, dead fingers. Everything on our walls is meaningful to us, and it makes even our sad old … Continue reading My walls, my rules (+ art print GIVEAWAY!)

Seven little things that have made my life better in 2016

  I've been spending my nights mostly not asleep this week. I've had a couple of imagine-all-the-horrible-ways-you-could-lose-your-children sessions (MOTHERHOOD, THE BEST) and then last night, somewhat more prosaically, I spent hours seized up with fear about not having put the bin out. I dunno what's causing it. It's new to me. Brains are great, sometimes. … Continue reading Seven little things that have made my life better in 2016

Two time-stoppers

(i) I am walking to school. Pushing the pushchair with two hefty toddlers in it, wellies mud-streaked, balancing H's scooter over the top with a spare finger, sweaty enough to make me feel like this is exercise. It's one of my favourite things to do. The light is grey as steel, but the woods look … Continue reading Two time-stoppers