LOL Round-up: Your summer reading list sorted

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Picture the scene… Sun lounger by the pool, sex on the beach cocktail being shaken for you by the rather tasty waiter, and you are ready to get lost in a good book.  But before you’ve read the first page the kids start begging you for ice cream, your mind wonders to when you last slathered sun cream on them, and the toddler looks like he’s about to have an epic missed-nap-meltdown.  The chance of you actually reading a book on holiday are slim to none.

You may however be able to snatch five minutes to read a few blog posts between sips of that cocktail and shouting “Stop dunking your brother.”  In my opinion the best reads are the funnies.  So without further ado, allow me to present to you your summer reading list.  No less than 50 of the funniest British bloggers to test those pelvic floor muscles.


A Life Just Ordinary – The life & times of Joshua’s Dad

Absolutely Prabulous – It takes cake and medication to be an imperfect parent

And Another Ten Things

Apply To Face – Recipes for laughing and the filling of bellies

Babysitting The Kids – Adventures in parenting, Dad style.

Big Trouble In Little Nappies

Brummy Mummy Of 2 – My adventures with two tiny tots

Colleys Wobbles – Riding the wave that is life – wobbles and all

Confessions of a Crummy Mummy – The lifestyle and parenting blog of (not so yummy) Mummy

Confessions of a Slummy Mummy – An erratic lifestyle blog

Daddy Poppins – The musings of an Irish House Husband

Everyones Buck Stops Here – Parenting teens and tweens and striving to be that cool Mum

Hurrah For Gin

Island Living 365

It’s a Drama – Parenting without a script

Life is Knutts – May contain sarcasm, profanity, and gin.

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes – Tales from the parenting frontline

Madhouse Mum – Just another day…

Muma on the Edge – A Muma on the edge, sometimes over it

Me, Annie Bee – A not at all serious blog about my journey as a woman the small ones call Mummy

Motherhood: The Real Deal

Mouse, Moo & Me Too

Mrs Helicopter Writes – A personal writery space

Muffin Top Mummy – Spilling out of jeans since 2016

Mumzilla – Musings, munchings, mayhem

Northern Mum – Crossfitting, pancreas acting, single mum to three

Not an Effing Fairy Tale – The bastard love child of Jeremy Kyle and Katie Hopkins

Our Rach Blogs

Pass The Prosecco Please – Toddler life, Mummy troubles and daily struggles

Pass The Wine Please – A first time Mum’s take on the toddler years

R is For Hoppit – Things my toddler says

Real Mum Review

Rhyming With Wine – A parenting blog with a rhyming twist

So Happy in Town S.H.I.T – Lifestyle and parenting blog for the S.H.I.T and proud

Slouching Towards Thatcham – Three kids, one blog.

Squirmy Popple – Newish Mum.  Likes Cheese. Very tired.

Tales From Mamaville – Cracking the motherhood code, one day at a time.

The Adventures of Beta Mummy – Doodlings and ramblings on what a f*cking disaster parenthood can be

The Confusing Diary of a Puzzled Mummy – The trials and tribulations of a mummy trying to blag her way through motherhood!

The Dadventurer – The adventures of a stay at home Dad

The Incidental Parent – I’m Erika and, incidentally, a parent.

The Unmumsy Mum

The Unsung Mum – For the underestimated and unacknowledged rad mum

This Mums Life – Stuff about motherhood, TV series, and wine

Toby & Roo – Sharing the wins and woes of parenting

Turning Up in Devon – Hillie Richens Blog Diary about small village survival

What Mum Should Have Told Me – If you’re after advice about how to do it properly, you’re probably in the wrong place

Whinge, Whinge, Wine – Surviving two small sleep thieves, one glass at a time

You Have To Laugh – parenting with a smile on its face

You The Daddy – Insights from a London Dad on pregnancy, babies and parenthood


Know any other bloggers that make you laugh out loud?  Give them a shout out in the comments.

As always link up your funny posts to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles.

Here’s to surviving the summer holidays with our humour in tact.  See you on the other side.


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About Claire Kirby

Claire is the blogger behind Life, Love and Dirty Dishes. A blog about the amusing side of parenting. Claire’s claim to fame is that she once spoke to Phillip Schofield on a Going Live phone in. Awesome, right? She with three boys; The Husband, Big (9), who never ever stops talking, and Little (5), who never ever stands still.
They live in a Lego house. They don’t really, but they have so much off the stuff they could probably build one.


  1. 02 August 2017 / 08:06

    Thanks so much for the inclusion!

  2. 03 August 2017 / 05:57

    Shout out for Bell from Bow too 🙂 Always makes me giggle, she’s up for the Fresh Voice award too.