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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

Motherhood – not quite what it says on the baking tin

November 30, 2016 | No Comments


About six months ago or more I bought a Peppa Pig cup cake pack from T’co-op. I saw it, in between the cheese aisle and the…

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The Tiger Who Came To The Walk In Centre

November 19, 2016 | 1 Comment


It is a truth universally acknowledged that when your child finally sleeps the sort of hours you have dreamed about for years, you won’t sleep a…

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To the kids being bullied – One Day

November 18, 2016 | No Comments


I know that today the bullies matter. I know that right now you can’t see anything else. I know that you think that all you are…

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Good Lord, he really is a little shit isn’t he darling?

November 15, 2016 | 1 Comment


You could never have met anyone on this planet more desperate, more excited and more suited to be a grandparent than my mother.

She had me, her perfect…

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The Mum With The Red Wall – Chapter 2.

October 26, 2016 | No Comments

Chapter two : The Bird

What have we done to ourselves eh?” Moira said, adding a wink a little too late to soften the blow.


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The Mum With The Red Wall – Chapter 1

October 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Chapter 1 : The Correct Coat

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

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The Guilt of Poor Mental Health

October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment


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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