I don’t know if it is just me but every time that someone coos ‘I don’t know how you do it all!’ I’m really very tempted to explain in detail EXACTLY what goes into doing all – if it looks effortless from the outside, the reality is a whole heap less tidy and poised
It struck me that childcare in the UK is rather like the making things part of a Blue Peter episode
You are shown the ideal of childcare that works perfectly, is flexible, affordable and child focused – you then try and re-create this perfect creation in the safety of your own home only to discover [...]
I have been trying to not fret about things. When I mean things, what I really mean is everything – a list that starts small along the lines of what on earth are we having for dinner and then rapidly escalates through why is something eating the eggs from the henhouse and then takes [...]
This week I am marking having been at the new job for six months, although I guess that now its been six months it isn’t that new…
Except in some ways it does still feel rather new and strange.
I’ve learnt some things over the last months.
The most surprising of all being that [...]
I really must stop reading the comments on the Daily Mail site. So much vitriol and anger, so little time.
I read a column in the paper where Lorraine Candy admitted she was upset that her nanny was leaving them. Been there, done that, still really miss Super Nanny. We all do.
Reading the [...]
On the plus side, a couple of nights away with work, being full of cold have meant that Mr Muddling has had to take some of the night time load. Sadly though I still have to get up because he doesn’t seem to be able to deal with both and well, he isn’t able [...]
Sometimes it can seem like you have worked a full day before you even arrive in the office.
Today was one of those days.
Helpfully my two little alarm clocks decided to sock it me by waking up at 5am and then carefully falling back to sleep just in time for us all [...]
>Mumsrock had a great post about a website to out bad nanny behaviour.
When Super Nanny started working for us, I had a group of friends who kept an eye out for me – not only did it mean I was reassured by reports back that all was going well but it also [...]
I mean its not too much to ask is it?
To find the perfect nanny and to find him / her before next weekend, before we go on holiday and before we get into the final couple of weeks before my new job starts.
Super Nanny now seems to be a total [...]
Used to be Somebody wrote a great post on why this hasn’t been the Mumsnet election that the media touted it to be.
In fact I want to go further and say how monumentally disappointed I am that the members of Mumsnet have let down mothers during this election.
They had an unprecedented [...]