My family: blended…with bits

December 14, 2011 in Life

As Christmas nears, Rosie reflects on the past year and that new family she has gathered around her.

Hard work never killed anybody (or, Can we ban X Factor?)

September 30, 2011 in Dads, Latest

Ask the generation aged 6-16 now what they would like to be when older, and I guarantee that there will be many who seriously think they have a chance of becoming a multi-millionaire star, or a WAG as they have seen it on the TV. They have been fed the false hope that you do not have to work for a living in this new world.

A bloke’s reaction to pregnancy – Guest post from Rich Brady

April 5, 2011 in Dads, Latest, Life

“Rich, I’m Pregnant…” “That’s Great, I’m Off!” I’m fairly certain that’s not the ideal reaction Rach wanted when we found out she was pregnant and I assure you I’m not [...]

She’s not my ‘real’ mum…

January 27, 2011 in Latest, Life

Image via Wikipedia She’s not my real mum… That’s what I used to say to my friends at school when my step-mum had done something particularly embarrassing. For embarrassing read: [...]

In praise of stepmums

January 14, 2011 in Latest, Life, Mums tips

Image by -l.i.l.l.i.a.n- via Flickr When I left my previous relationship, I was determined that if I were to start a relationship with someone new, it would be someone with [...]

I love him, but I don’t like him…

December 15, 2010 in Latest, Life

My name is Julie and I’m a stepmum. I didn’t ask to be a stepmum, but I fell in love with a man with kids. 2 of them [kids, not [...]

Guest post – Part Time Mum? There’s no such thing…..

December 4, 2010 in Latest, Life

As I sat on the edge of the bath last weekend watching my husband’s daughter file her verucca while chatting about Cheryl Cole, I wondered what it must be like [...]

I’m going in….

December 2, 2010 in Latest, Life, Mums tips

No, not the children’s bedrooms, I’m not feeling that brave! No, this morning I have ventured into the abyss that is The Understairs Cupboard. If you’re lucky enough to have [...]

Santa doesn’t deliver livestock…

December 1, 2010 in Latest, Life

We have a rule in the house, Christmas does not get mentioned until after the 13th of December. Image by Getty Images via @daylife My daughters birthdays are in the autumn and [...]