Monthly Archives: September 2011

Part-Time Mum

This isn’t, as the title may suggest, a pop at working mums.  Working mums, whether part-time or full-time, and mums that stay at home are all just as good in my book, each to their own, and as long as all involved are happy, then all is fine and dandy.  No, this is more of a dig at people who can’t actually do their jobs.

I have had the… Continue reading

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Mammy’s Monday Music Meme

Again, it’s not Monday.  Again, I’m late joining in.  I just can never seem to get organised on time.  Sorry Fran.

Last December, The Boyfriend and I had our first night out together after The Baby was born.  It was a rather daunting experience leaving our then not-quite-five-month-old with my parents, knowing she wouldn’t sleep and would more than likely scream all night.  She was totally breast-fed and feeding… Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Today my aunty, Annie, should have turned 73.  It sounds so old!  I can’t really imagine her being old.  She was 56 when she died, although I suppose to my 15-year-old self, even that would have seemed old.  There’s barely a day passes without Annie making an appearance in my thoughts, sometimes it’s just a cameo, sometimes a starring role, but she’s almost always there, and particularly since The Baby… Continue reading

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100 Words

So they’re at it again, those parent-blogger types.  And again, it’s all for Save The Children and their No Child Born To Die campaign.  Do you remember the blog-hop back in May supporting the campaign to increase the funding for vaccines in the developing world?  This time there is a call for increased funding for health workers.  Without… Continue reading

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Hangin On The Telephone

It’s startling how one phone-call can change the whole shape of your day.  Actually, today it’s two phone-calls, but one I won’t really discuss as it’s quite dull (it was just a cancellation at work, which took my day from ridiculously quiet to painfully so).  Anyway, the phone-call in question was one I made to The Baby’s nursery… Continue reading

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The Stress of Child Care

So there has been yet another report released to pile more guilt onto the working mother.  It’s a bit like shooting a sitting duck, no?  Can the media not give parents just a teeny break once in a while?

Apparently, detrimental long-term effects on your child’s health can be caused by sending them to nursery or to the child-minder.  Awesome.  So added to the list of separation… Continue reading

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Back to Reality

So here we are, back home again.  This time two weeks ago I was worried about our holiday, about the disturbance and raucousness we were about to unleash on my unwitting family members.

This time last week I was enjoying the most relaxed Sunday I had had in ages and ages and ages.  The holiday in Scotland with my aunty and uncle has been just what we all needed. … Continue reading

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Mammy’s Monday Music Meme

The more astute (and less sleep-deprived) among you will realise  it isn’t Monday.  But I really wanted to join in with this meme last week, but never got round to it, and I didn’t want another whole week to go by with me not managing to link up.  So, yes it is Thursday, but at least I’m doing it, OK??

O Mammy has devised a rather splendid… Continue reading

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Holidays Are Coming

So here we are again. In two days we will be travelling on holiday.  And again I’m apprehensive. 

I have packing down to a fine art now; having had odd weekends and one week away on holiday with The Baby, I now know exactly what we need and what we can leave behind.  I also know a few tricks that will… Continue reading

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