30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

I dunno man, if you’re a dad to a baby or toddler and you’re outraged about changing a poopy diaper I think you need to take a good hard look at yourself.

28 8 / 2014


I know many people want to stay current with the latest parenting trends—attachment parenting, minimalist parenting, Tiger Mother parenting, et al. Well, I’ve stumbled upon a new technique that will guarantee your child grows up to be an exemplary student and citizen. It’s called CTFD, which…


28 8 / 2014

Scored a cute garden table and chairs from freecycle. It’s a little round metal one with two chairs - which is perfect, as most of our patio is now taken up with a playhouse so we don’t have much room for a really big patio set.

It needs a little bit of TLC, but it’s in good condition. I’m a pleased little Bee.

28 8 / 2014

Had both our neighbour’s kids over to play. The girl is 3, the boy is roughly Lucas’ age.

I always thought he was chilled out (their son, I mean). I WAS SO WRONG.

It was fun. Hard work, but fun.

27 8 / 2014


Soo our landlord’s mother just came by and didn’t seem to realise that he was now living in Scotland and that we were renting the house from him…

I also have the same name as our landlady so she thought I was his wife (who she has clearly never met and they’ve been together over a decade) so…

Then she came back and wanted to know who our estate agent was so she could try to further trace him and aaahhhhh so awkward.

27 8 / 2014

Every morning a group of tiny birds convene on my bedroom windowsill. One of them always has a nosey into the room - even when I sit up and look right at it. It just cocks its head and looks at me, as if it thinks me a very strange bird.

26 8 / 2014

Sometimes I feel like everyone is waiting on me to fail. You know, like no one is in my corner. Instead, they are watching any tiny fuck up with glee because it proves their perception of me right.

Most of the time, I hold up the proverbial middle finger to those people. But sometimes I lose my nerve, look around myself, and think, “They’re right.”

26 8 / 2014

The house is a state because we’re trying to declutter and because I’ve been sick recently.

Fran is coming over tomorrow and yeah, she doesn’t care, but I do. However, I don’t have the energy to take care of it.

Someone come clean my house? Someone who won’t judge me, preferably. It really is a state. Even James says so - so you know it’s bad.

25 8 / 2014

I figured out that I can track my cycle based on my feelings about having another child.

Want another but am very practical about the realities of when? During/shortly after my period.

Have unbelievable baby fever and am subtly trying to convince James to throw caution to the wind and have a kid now? Ovulating!

Resolutely determined not to have any more children? Due to come on within a day or two.

Who needs calendars?