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Blogging so my kids can read about themselves when they are older, as I may still be too traumatised to talk about it.

Does being a mum ever get easier?

Posted Monday 7th April 2014   By Ericka Waller

Last weekend, I went on a Spa break with a pregnant friend, a treat for Mother’s Day. A whole day and night without my children. I bought a stack of magazines and she bought chocolate. We got handed clean, fluffy robes as we arrived. We had nothing to do except be rubbed and pampered. Everything was white, like being in a lovely cloud. Guess what we talked about the whole time?

Did your Mother's Day go as planned?

Posted Monday 7th April 2014   By Ericka Waller

I thought I was so clever, giving the husband a lie-in on Mother’s Day eve. I knew the next day was going to be all about me, it was the least I could do. I even made up a cheery poem at 6am while the kids wiped their nose on me:

Mother's day moaning

Posted Tuesday 25th March 2014   By Ericka Waller

Who thinks of Mother's Day presents? Not mothers that's for sure. I'm one and the last thing I'd try to flog at an overinflated price is a 'mani-pedi' machine. Who wants to be reminded of the hard callouses on their feet on Mother's Day, or given a tool so they can hack away at it. Not even a poxy voucher for someone else to do it for them! Doesn't that just say it all? 'Here's another thing you are not keeping on top off mum, but to show you I love you, I've bought you a file so you can crack on. Then when I get in bed with you at 2am your scaly trotters won't cut my little legs.'

How not to do a Monday, and other failings

Posted Tuesday 25th March 2014   By Ericka Waller

I’ve had better starts to a week. Woke up with a dead arm, no covers and three children asleep in my bed in star-shape positions. I haven’t been shopping so the children’s packed-lunch boxes are full of stale bread-sticks and Frubes. I promise to make it up to them with sausages and chips for dinner, not that I have either of these things. I don’t have any washing powder to tackle the laundry either, which today includes all of Thing-three’s piddly sheets.

How do you cope with squabbling siblings?

Posted Monday 17th March 2014   By Ericka Waller

Mostly, I enjoy being a mum. My kids say cute things and find me really funny. They don’t care what I look like or judge me for still having sugar in my tea. Yes they are messy and watch truly awful TV, but they make life interesting.

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