First of all, an apology from me. I’m a little late in providing this month’s dad blogger round up. I am sure many of you will relate to the reasons why; the Easter holidays. With the beginning of the new school term and the youngest back in the routine of having afternoon naps, I have […]
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Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]
Welcome to the first humour round-up. Before we kick off proceedings, here is a little bit about, “Why Humour!” There is no denying that parenting is an extremely challenging, hair-raising and stressful task. Amidst the trauma, tears and tantrums, there comes a time when all you want, even more than that gargantuan bar of chocolate, […]
This month’s dad blog round up is not what I planned. I was going to trawl the Internet for blog posts all about Christmas. To my surprise, I struggled to find any. For whatever reason, us dad bloggers just don’t seem to be in the Christmas spirit yet! In the absence of Christmas-themed blogs, here […]
Us dad bloggers can be a reflective bunch. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen quite a few blog posts from dads pondering deeply on various things they have done or experienced. The time of year lends itself to reflection. With all the Remembrance Day commemorations I’ve spent a lot of time explaining the complexities […]
Looking around at what the dad bloggers have been writing, it’s quite clear most have been enjoying the summer. There are loads of posts about holidays and days out. This one from Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham caught my eye. It’s his top tips for visiting LegoLand Windsor and, having been last summer with my […]
The other day a mum asked me if I was a single parent. Having seen me at the school gates twice a day, this was the conclusion she’d apparently come to. I couldn’t help feeling the question was a bit on the blunt side, especially as I wear a wedding ring which, I would argue, […]
Perhaps it’s a New Year’s resolution thing, but every bad mum in the UK appears to have turned over a new leaf or chosen to go underground since the last time I did my badly neglected bad mums round-up. As I trawled the BritMums members community, Twitter and other online hunting grounds to unearth fellow […]
Hello there and Happy New Year to you all. It’s 2014, and I know we’re only a few days in but I hope its working out for you all. A new year. You can practically smell the cellophane it was wrapped in. A new year and with this year that is new comes renewed optimism, […]
There’s a question I’m often asked by mums when they discover I’m the main carer for our two daughters. The words vary slightly, but it goes something like this; “Is it hard looking after two children compared to having a full time job?” I’ve been asked this question many times and yet I still […]
News that Louise Mensch has resigned to spend more time with her family (a phrase that in this instance doesn’t mean “I was pushed out” but that she wants to live in the same city as her husband and spend more time with her children as well as perhaps grow her newly launched social network) […]
At the #BGCuriosity Twitter Party, sponsored by British Gas, we asked what types of questions your children have and were amused and intrigued by what you told us. In thousands of tweets parents revealed what their children wonder about – some of it sweet, some scientific and some quite thought-provoking for the grown-ups as well, such […]
Sarah Ebner blogs for The Times on School Gate, and has also written The Starting School Survival Guide to help parents and children who are starting school. Here she gives her expert advice on what to do in wake of the announcements about primary school places this week: If you’re the parent of a 4 […]
When Joanne Mallon decided to write Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, she knew just who to turn to for assistance–her fellow parent bloggers. Combining her own experience with stories from other UK parent bloggers was no easy task but the amazing end product was well worth it! Here Joanne tells us about the experience and adds […]
Jody Brettkelly, the chic mum behind the blog About Last Weekend, thought she had the contented baby thing sorted… and then they became teens. Perhaps she’s now wondering if there’s a contented teen book! Over to Jody… Fourteen years ago when I had my first baby boy, Harley, we were utterly clueless. We knew nothing […]
Bookshops have shelves of guides about pregnancy and baby how to’s–what to expect, how to plan, and how to cope with different situations. But information on having a premature baby isn’t so readily available. Kylie Hodges of Not even a bag of sugar reviews an informative, reassuring new guide to having a premature baby, produced […]
Alex is our BritMums Live! Ambassador but she is also mum to the beautiful, funny Alenya, a child with special needs. She blogs about life with her daughter at Doing it all for Aleyna. Here, Alex recommends more blogs about parenting children with additional needs. My husband and I spend a large amount of our […]
Henrietta Pretty used to be a marketing manager…until the children came along. Here, she shares her strategy for career after kids. I’ve left and gone back to work at least three times in the past few years. It’s not so much that I don’t know what I want, more that that kind of work just […]
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