How School Run Mum Are You?!

1) Hat. A necessity for any knackered, greasy-haired mum on a cold morning. Faux fur bobble is a MUST. Say bye-bye to the Batiste and hello to the hiding of shit hair in this winter playground essential. Has to be replaced by actual washing of hair come summer time. 2) Padded coat, fur hood. If [...]

The ‘Big Baby’ Blues

Hi, I'm Sophie and I've birthed a 10lb 10oz baby. A war story I'm now incredibly proud of, but that hasn't always been the case... As a nation we're obsessed with weight - how fat someone is, how thin someone is - how much weight we're gaining, how much weight we're not losing. It sometimes [...]

F**k You, Wrinkles

Wrinkles are my (fairly) new arch nemesis... especially the ones on my forehead - which are beginning to get so deep I'm worried I'll start finding things in there, like the TV remote, a cat, old coins - that sort of thing. My husband tells me not to worry - they're just 'laughter lines', but [...]

The Family Vacay – Part One

Holiday! Celebrate! Fuck off Madonna - you've obviously never been trapped on a Ryan Air flight for four hours with two screaming, head butting, slightly poo covered children who are hell bent on seat kicking, vomiting, and trying to fly the plane. With only a pack of soggy rice cakes, an iPad with 10% battery, [...]

First Baby Vs Second Baby: Part Two

In families with multiple children, second child syndrome (SCS) is a common occurrence - as a younger child myself I have often accused my parents of loving my older sister more than me. I've counted up the photos on the wall and whined because there are two more of her than there are of me... [...]

#MANCHESTER

After hearing about the awful incident in Manchester late last night, I tearfully headed up to bed with a heavy heart and an overwhelming desire to hug my children like they've never been hugged before. I constantly whinge about my insomniac offspring, but, on this occasion, as I watched their tiny little bodies sleep peacefully [...]

FIRST BABY VS SECOND BABY – PART ONE

PREGNANCY One of the main differences between your first and second pregnancy is that nobody really gives a hoot... That's right, you've done it once before - what do you want, a medal? When I fell pregnant with my second baby, hubs and I were super excited about the prospect of reliving sneezy wees once [...]