March 2013 Archive

How Bedtime Live did NOT help me sleep

Posted Wednesday 27th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So what did we all think of the first Bedtime live program? I was not too impressed if I’m honest. That might be because when they advertised for parents struggling with sleep, I got in contact and had lots of promising chats with them.

How to get that school place you long for

Posted Friday 22nd March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So school places (in decent schools) are like gold dust. I know all about this. My village goes mad each time admissions forms need to be sent in.

Sara

Posted Tuesday 19th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

Four years ago today Sara slipped through our fingers and out of this world. She left with no warning. No word of what was happening to her. One minute we were talking (about the pink of her nail polish. Glamorous till the end!) and the next she was on the floor.

Is it your fault your child is naughty?

Posted Monday 18th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

Before I had children, whenever I met a ‘naughty’ child, I automatically blamed the parents. If I’m honest, I still thought this way after I had Thing-one, who has always been no problem. She tries it on a bit now and again, but has never really challenged me (yet I await her teenage years with anxious, bated-breath).

Do you think I'm sexy, I mean funny?

Posted Monday 18th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So I got shortlisted for THREE Brilliance in Blogging awards (Bibs) Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me.

Do children really need toys?

Posted Tuesday 12th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So picking up the same un-played with toys day after day has started to send me a bit loopy. After treading on a fairy godmother’s pointy plastic hat for the fifth time in as many minutes, I decided to take action.

How a man deals with toddler tantrums

Posted Monday 11th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So I got to know Jamie when we battled it out to win the Babycentre blogging competition 2012. Annoyingly, even though he did not win, his blog is so bloody good they gave him the gig anyway.

Are men who go to playgroups losers?

Posted Monday 11th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So I go to this playgroup on a Thursday that is frequented by a few “Jamies” (stay-at-home-dads). If I’m honest, when I first started going, I thought they were a load of losers.

Why I hate Shakira

Posted Friday 8th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

I did not care much for her after she sang about having humble breasts like mountains (unless by mountains she meant skis slope shaped ones).

Holiday with kids.... really?

Posted Thursday 7th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

I am the kind of person who has to have something to look forward to. A goal, a target, an aim, a focus. For the last six months, that focus was our Centreparks holiday...

One of those days

Posted Monday 4th March 2013   By Ericka Waller

Today I cried over spilled milk.

I'm electric - and a bit bald

Posted Sunday 3rd March 2013   By Ericka Waller

So I’ve been having trouble sleeping.