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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

Depression : The search for Dr Right

June 5, 2016 | 1 Comment


A lifetime ago I joined a dating site in order to find Mr Right. I don’t mind telling you – I still have nightmares about it…

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The Pristine Pram

May 25, 2016 | No Comments

The pain of the perfectionist who became a parent

The first time I dared venture out of the house with my newborn son was around the corner…

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The Slow Clap

May 24, 2016 | 2 Comments


Yesterday evening, thirteen hours into my day with my two young sons, I sat, slumped on the closed toilet lid watching them in the bath together….

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Where my son decides to shit is none of your beeswax

May 6, 2016 | 3 Comments


Today my son did a shit (as he does every day).

Today it was in front of a plumber in his nappy (my son’s, not the plumber’s)…

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The Raise and Shine album – review

May 2, 2016 | No Comments


For the last couple of weeks my three year old and I have been boogying around the house to the sounds of a new album. The…

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