Hey neighbours, I promise I am not a crazy bitch mum!

Hey neighbours, We are always friendly to each other, waving and smiling as we put out the bins and check the post for junk mail, but I wonder, do you secretly harbour dark thoughts about me? I understand if you do. But I swear I am not the mentally unstable mum you fear I am. Here’s what you don’t […]

The expert advice on swearing you didn’t expect to hear

When I accidentally taught my then two-year-old daughter to swear I assumed that I was a terrible mother. I’d been doing so well to curb my potty mouth inclinations – I replaced my usual ‘go-to’ curse words with baby-friendly exclamations like  “crab sticks” and “wally beans” (surprisingly effective actually) and fought the urge to yell […]