Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mum’s the Word Gives Their Verdict on Moxie Girlz

Anyone who read this post, which I wrote very early on in the life of my blog, will know that I’m not a fan of Barbie. I think the shape of the dolly gives girls an unrealistic idea of perfection and I think that on the whole, Barbie is represented as vapid, unintelligent and overtly feminine. I know there are plenty of girlie girls out there, but what about the tomboys amongst us? Sausage is …

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The Best Card Ever…

Husband and Sausage love to draw together and I’m often presented with a card that she’s commissioned her Daddy to draw for me. I just got handed one and I think it’s my favourite yet: Good to know, right? Just to add to the overall effect and presumably just in case I didn’t know what a stinky bum was, here’s the inside: I wonder if Hallmark are looking for any new designs? ‘Cause this one …

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Enough is enough.

Excuse the dry skin, it’s still healing Let me start this blog post by saying that I consider myself to be a charitable person. When I was a kid, I went door-to-door selling raffle tickets for Meningitis Trust, as an adult I’ve organised events for Lupus UK, I spent a whole year giving up my Saturdays to work in a Child Contact Centre and back in May I ran Race for Life to raise money …

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Tarberts Meats Review – Mr. Mum’s the Word SPEAKS!

I’m so very excited to have for you a review, done by my gorgeous Husband, of some meat that we were sent by Tarberts Fine Foods, so without further ado here’s what he thought: I’m a carnivore. There, I said it. I’m one of the people that militant vegetarians dislike. I love meat. I love vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and all that other stuff that’s good for me too, but deep, deep down I like …

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The Mummy Quiz

The other day, a blog post by Karin over at Cafe Bebe popped into my inbox where she had completed ‘The Mummy Quiz’ and inviting the rest of us to get involved, so I thought I’d give my answers too. Here it is: Before my child can fall asleep I have to… Give her snuggles! Even at almost three and a half, Sausage still goes to sleep on the sofa with Husband and I and …

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A Step Towards ‘The System’ – An Update

Anyone who read this post that I wrote for iVillage will know that I had more than a few reservations about sending Sausage to nursery. She turned three back in August and Husband and I (but mostly I, to be fair) made the decision to send Sausage to our local children’s centre, three mornings a week. She’s only there for nine hours a week and I work fifteen hours which fit around her sessions. We’d …

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Mum’s the Word Recommends…The Christmas Edition

This year, we’ve found it a bit difficult to come up with a list of things to get Sausage for Christmas. Of course, we’ve had the inevitable “Oooh, I WANT ONE OF THOSE!” during every ad break on Nick Jnr., but not all of her selections are suitable (a dog who shits as part of the game? Not gonna happen.) She’s at that age where she’s kind of in-between, lots of stuff is way too …

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Use Your Illusion – Parts I and II

No, this isn’t a post about Guns ‘n’ Roses, although I do bloody love that band. November Rain is still one of my favourite songs, and I wish I could go back to the 80’s and 90’s to visit Slash’s L.A. house which was more or less turned into a giant, walk-in vivarium. But I digress… I was checking my Facebook this morning when I came across a status update from my best friend, which read as …

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Listography – Top Five Randoms

I’ve not done a Listography for a while, but this is one that I can definitely get on board with – top five random things that you like…the weirder the better. So, here’s a little snapshot that is the weirdness of me: When I eat a roast dinner, I like to eat it in ‘order’. I’ve done it my whole life, but I eat it based on what I like the least, first. So it …

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Guilt, Grief and SSRI’s.

Let me start by saying that this is one of those blog posts where I feel a bit like I’m ripping my guts out and smearing them all over the page (apologies for the rather visceral visual…). It’s very personal and there’s always that worry that someone will take what you say and use it against you. In short; be gentle with me. As you can imagine, the past few weeks have been something of an …

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