How to help your four year old with her homework

Regular readers will know Flea started big school this month. I definitely had mixed feelings about her starting full-time in a mainstream school only a couple of weeks after turning four, but she is thriving. It's a lovely school, she loves the children in her class, and having a small… View Post

Single Parenting. Not better or worse. Just different.

There’s a lot of chat about single parents in the blogosphere at the moment. Notsupermum and Rosie Scribble have written eloquently on the upsides of solo parenting, while MyShitty20s is talking openly about the downsides. I’ll admit – I've been trying to write a post for days but struggled to… View Post

And it’s not even 9am

My ongoing campaign to win “Worst Mother Alive” continues to gather pace. This morning, I was rushing around trying to find the permanent marker to write the name in Flea’s new school coat, purchased on Friday at enormous expense to replace the school coat she’s already lost.  In case you’re… View Post

And the prize for “Top Mummy 2009” goes to…

Sometimes I think my greatest achievement in life might be making all the Other Mothers feel better about themselves. My excuse is that life’s manic. I have a proper job (journalism) and I’m a single parent. Somewhere in the gap between those two roles I write this blog, I do… View Post

Me: Mummy Blogger and Media Maven*

I’ve been asked to write a column over at the new family and lifestyle website Super Savvy Me – presumably because everything about me screams both ‘super’ and ‘savvy’. My first column, about Flea starting school is online now. The lovely Tara from Sticky Fingers is also blogging there –… View Post