Category Archives: Parenting

Not just a grey pencil!

Hrrrmmmmmmmmhhh. Pfffff. :-( It was one of those desolate “the world just ended” sighs that small children do when something awful just happened, (the last flat piece of lego is jammed stuck to the second last piece of flat lego … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning – Your daughter or mine?

The following post carries a < t.rigger_warning> for content. It also contains explicit images. If you self harm and / or think you might be vulnerable, please think carefully before scrolling through this post. I have spent the last 2 … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday – We survived!

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Still here

Hello. I am still here. My finger-nails are not and there are lots of sore bits around the edges where they were but I am still here. I guess I realised that while I was on here, I was thinking … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

* MJM.

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Create your own Sock Monster

When I saw that my sock post from last November had been viewed a few times this week, I suddenly remembered that I had promised to blog the actual sock L. and I made for the OnlyDads tree. L was … Continue reading

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Thank you

So on Saturday, I published my 100th post without realising it. It was only after hitting the button that the new happy-happy WordPress notification told me and it sort of blew my mind. When I started this back in November … Continue reading

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Bong …

We heard the church bells donging “Wedding here … This is a wedding!” while we having lunch today and the question came for the first time ever: “Mummy, when did you get wedding’d?” “Oh, Mummy’s never been ‘married’ Poppet” I … Continue reading

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For the last 2.5 weeks I have been lying flat on my back in my lounge. For the last 2 of those 2.5 weeks I have been a disobedient patient and, instead of doing “nothing,” I set up a makeshift … Continue reading

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