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Who the Hell are you?

Hi, I’m Steph. In 2013 I became what they call a ‘parent’ and it’s been downhill ever since. I had no idea what I was doing and I admit that is still the case. Despite my parenting failings we went on to provide a sibling for the precious first born and that was our second ill informed […]

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Best Posts

A selection of my best posts that have been selected as blogs of the day or put on the front page of Mumsnet Bloggers Network and Netmums. The true horror of soft play Soft Play: The Satanic Cesspit of Despair Winner of the June 2016 BISS (Because I said so) for Good to Know magazine. The […]

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I’m a poet, innit

Here is a selection of my best poetry posts from over the last couple of years. Beholden was commended in the Mother’s Milk Books writing prize. A poem about sometimes taking our children for granted : Beholden Saying goodbye to my ‘breeding’ years : Farewell my baby years What I think when I see a fellow parent […]

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Writing History

Writing History I am regularly featured as blog of the day on Netmums and have been lucky enough to grace the Mumsnet front page and been blog of the day on many occasions. Freelance writing for Good to Know  magazine. Winner of June 2016 BISS linky with The Slow Clap My poetry was commended in the 2015 […]

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Latest Posts


The Mum With The Red Wall

October 11, 2016 | No Comments

Chapter 1 : The Correct Coat

Molly scaled the cliff edge holding tightly onto her first born’s hand, now aged two….

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The Guilt of Poor Mental Health

October 10, 2016 | No Comments


You open your eyes to your morning. You are safe, warm, sheltered. You have a husband and two healthy children. You are not living in poverty…

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Mummy, I’m not a baby anymore

October 3, 2016 | 1 Comment


Today (October 3rd 2016) my three year old son walked up to me in the kitchen and shattered my heart. “Mummy” I heard. The word I…

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Why Mums Can’t Diet

September 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

This morning I trundled my large arse off to play group with my youngest son. I only fully woke up about five minutes in when he…

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Dear Brands : I am not the blogger you are looking for

September 29, 2016 | 21 Comments

See also “Why I’m a shit blogger”.

I love writing – but blogging – I’m not very good. I can’t play the game.

I don’t schedule posts.

I don’t…

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Smelly Poos

September 29, 2016 | No Comments

Don’t whinge about your husband
some people don’t have a husband
or a boyfriend for that matter
or friends even – to have a coffee with, and a natter

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Imagine, imagine, imagine, you’re a fluttering c*nt

September 17, 2016 | No Comments

Children’s TV can push us all to the edge can’t it? It’s bloody horrific.

CBeebies is practically on all day in our house. I choose CBeebies because…

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The mum I’ll never be and the wasp

September 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

Yesterday I took my youngest son to the park. This for me is an achievement in itself. The fact that we were both washed, dressed and…

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