Friday, 28 November 2014

Merry Christmas, Black Friday and a Little Wee

Black Friday.

Makes me think What The F*ck.

Makes me think what d*ck made this sh*t up to sell some sh*t.

But anyway, it's Christmas, and I like Christmas. Christmas is home and family and food and....Frozen?

If you don't want to build a snowman by now then let's just pretend that you want to so's your kids don't grow up full of rotting resentment, eh.

But I digress.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Me and My Best Mate Paula Abdul

What?

You think I have no real-life friends??

Just because I write a blog and have three kids and work and am a student doesn't mean that I don't have time for my (famous) friends. Me and Paula go WAY back.

Check it out.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

FAO: Students - How To Study With Kids

I don't know what's changed in the last few weeks, could be because it is my last year of my undergraduate degree, changing jobs, my kids getting that bit bigger - but I've been a lot more stressed lately. Being a student and a parent is taking it's toll.

People ask me how I do it. I'm very flattered when people say this. But this is my answer. This is how to study with three children.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Make Winter a Wonderland

This blog post was written by K. Watson, who is a freelance writer.

Well winter is here and brrr can’t we tell. With the night’s drawing in and the onset of the frosty weather, it’s not surprising that we’re spending most of our time huddled up inside wishing we could hibernate through it all. But when the weekend arrives and we’ve had enough of our four walls and the children screaming with boredom, it’s time to consider getting out and enjoying some fresh air as a family.

Monday, 24 November 2014

When I Have Sold My House...

It's true. I have still not managed to sell it. The poor lonely house is still up for sale. It's a lovely little house - just waiting for a first time buyer to show it some TLC.

Buy My House!

So anyway, once that is sold, then we can look at moving house too! To be honest I am really scared when I look around and see how much 'stuff' we have collected. We have lived in Merseyside together for about six years now, and we just seem to have filled our house to brim!

On The Buses

So I have been doing a different kind of commuting for a few weeks now. Gone are the three hour stints stuck in traffic on the East Lancs Road to Manchester. Now I opt for a different type of commuting HELL. And I am about to impart my in-depth and extensive knowledge on the subject.

Ladies and gents, I give you THE BUS.

*does incidental music*

This is for everyone who, like me, uses the Peasant Wagon. Bless you all.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Review: Teen Parcel

As a mother of a tween girl, I was very excited to review Teen Parcel. Em is only eleven and I know that soon she will be 'blessed' with that time of the month. I remember it being an exciting but pretty scary time. We are very open about this kind of thing - we have already had 'the talk' - we have a good relationship in that way so I am happy to explain all the goings-on - good and bad!

So, Teen Parcel is a new concept - once a month you will receive a lovely little parcel, and in it you will find all of your sanitary protection and some lovely treats to make that time of the month a little bit more of a happy time.

In My Head, on Occasion

Some days I get these manic moments. I am fairly sure that it is quite normal. I have a lot on, and just now and again EVERYTHING runs through my mind. When this happens I have to sit down, relax and just STOP.

I can't do everything.

I can't fix the world.

I can only do what I can do.

These past few days I have been having these feelings. These thoughts.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wreck-It Rosie

There is always one isn't there.

One little critter.

Rosie is ours. She wants to climb, to explore, to rip,  She enjoys making a mess.

Alice is Princess Alice, all sweetness and light. Rosie is Wreck-It Rosie.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Unfulfilled Parent

"Alright while I'll get the early train home so I can be back. No it's OK. It's fine"

"No I'll leave it. I can't."

"Nah. I'm not bothered."

I say these things all the time. I turn down things I want to do. I leave events early. I don't have 'stuff' anymore. 

As a parent, do you sometimes feel unfulfilled? Or am I being a selfish cow?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

I don't EVEN NEED you PUSHCHAIR!!!

I have mentioned in the past about my buggy obsession. I have had a lot of buggies. I have two babies who still need a pushchair.

But you know what - buggy - I don't need you ANYMORE!!! I am strong enough and Mum enough to brave walking through the town centre with two babies - I don't need the fashion statement of a glorified shopping trolley!!

Here are my reasons why, Buggy. I DON'T NEED YOU!*

Monday, 17 November 2014

Review: Revel Body SOL

So...

I like to think that I have a very open mind when it comes to sex. I think that our bodies should be enjoyed - there is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about when it comes to sex - whoever you are.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mumsnet Blogfest: It's About The Community

Last week I was very honoured to attend Blogfest - a blogging conference organised by Mumsnet. I had also been asked to particiapte in a round-table as a contributor - I was very proud to be asked and was very much looking forward to taking part.

The train to London was a great experience, as I met up with Ally who writes Messed up Mum and Beth from Plasticrosaries. I have never met them before, but I recognised them from their blogs saw them stood at the platform - 5.30am nursing coffees - so we travelled down together, plenty of laughs and good conversation on the way down.

Review: Albumcards

We love music in our house. We always have a radio, Youtube or the record player on in the day. Usually we are playing Pop music through Youtube for the kids, or Warren gets his vinyl out and pops that on. However, Emily likes to put her headphones on and listen to songs through her (my old) mobile phone. That's why we were really pleased to review a new product about music!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

What Are We Doing With Our Asses??

Catchy title, eh?

For many years now, the music industry has told us women what we need to do with our 'asses.' It has been pretty clear over the years that there is no way we would actually know what to do with our rear ends without being told by the male of the species. Through the medium of song, naturally.

Over the years there have been many instructions given to us girls about our derriere.

Let me remind you...

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