Tag Archive for ‘parenthood’

May Your New Year be Full Of Beans

When your New Year doesn’t get off to an altogether good start, I think it’s okay to try again on say about the tenth of January. That seems a reasonable frame of time to get settled into a new year. I mean, when we start a new job it takes at least a fortnight to hit your straps. And with New Year’s Eve being such a demanding temptress of a […]

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I HAD A TANTRUM

I had a tantrum. A tantrum, as defined by the Oxford dictionary, is “an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child”. Since I last wrote I have turned 39 so I am not a young child, but still, the rest of that definition sounds like what I had. Or rather, what happened to me, because I don’t think it was a voluntary response. Like a wee […]

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WORKING MUMS ARE INCREDIBLE

So my brain almost exploded yesterday. Honestly, it did. There was almost a terrible mess in the kitchen and all over three traumatised children. I had to have a little head-down moment in the plastics cupboard and let loose a few tears in order to relieve the potentially fatal pressure in my head. It wasn’t a particularly hard day; I did a 9 til 4 work day with some good […]

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MOTHERHOOD, DREAMS AND MUSTERBATION

Recently I had a prolonged ‘I’ve forgotten something’ feeling. Being a spontaneous shopper as opposed to a meal-plan-shopping-list kind of person, the feeling was not unfamiliar. I even have my own name for it – the ‘forgeeling’. But it usually passes once I get in the door and notice the dog looking a bit hungry or the tea bag jar a bit empty. This time, the forgeeling had been hitting […]

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The Angry Song

Not so long ago, I posted a poem called “Eat Your Dinner”. I noted in my blog comments that sometimes I sing angry songs to the children at such times as they don’t eat their dinner. A few people commented that they’d like to hear an angry song. Well be careful what you wish for people because here it is (I’ll let the song speak for itself – there are […]

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