Why I’m over Candy Crush

Apparently, Candy Crush is the most popular game on Facebook, with 9.7m people playing the game each day. I’m not surprised – I keep seeing mentions among bloggers of the game, and every time I log into Facebook, I’m accosted by half a dozen updates from friends who are inviting… View Post

Why not say it with a GIF?

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a GIF speaks – well, probably a bit more than a thousand. A thousand and two, at least. If you’re a Tumblr user (check out the Tots100’sĀ guide to Tumblr for beginners if you’re not!) then you’ll be familiar with GIFs – animated… View Post

Being Bitch-Slapped by Love

I’ve been thinking about love lately. As you do. Specifically I’ve been thinking about why so many women get sucked into the notion that True Love – the sort with capital letters and everything – should be hard work. That the more tears are shed, and sleepless nights wasted, the… View Post

What’s it like to be a single parent?

I was reading this post over at Not Supermum yesterday about the differences between single parenting and married/partnered-up parenting, and it got me thinking. I’ve always said on this blog that single parenting isn’t a competition. I’m not getting into a stupid “my life is harder than your life” debate… View Post

MAD Blog Awards Outstanding Blogger of the Year

As some of you may know, my company organises the MAD Blog Awards for UK parent blogs. It’s an increasingly big and complicated business – this year we received more than 60,000 nominations in three weeks for thousands of UK parent blogs, writing about everything from food to technology, politics… View Post