parenting

Don’t worry, mama: the first day of school makes you cry for a reason

So anyway, that was the first week of school. H went back on Monday. My

fresh air

This feels like the stuff childhood is made of

Sometimes I disconnect during our camping trip to Dorset – mind buzzing up and away

womanhood

Real girls fly helicopters: why gender really matters on children’s TV

Kids have horrific taste in TV, but you don’t hold it against them. Back in

letters to my children

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty-six

  Dear Henry, Today is your birthday, and you are five. You are asleep, finally,

soul food and sanity savers

Something to bake (with kids): strawberry cheesecake muffins

Sometimes you bake with kids and it’s a dream. They get on well, they take

soul food and sanity savers

All the Feelings I Had During Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in Order

WARNING: this post contains the sort of mild, vague-detail spoilers that you can find in

soul food and sanity savers

I prefer my summers in the key of Military Operation: don’t judge

I am now physically incapable of saying ‘THSUMMER!’ without that Olaf-style lisp and intonation, which

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