Dear Human… You shall not brush my teeth!

The vet apparently thinks you need to be brushing my teeth, every day. The vet is clearly deluded and has no idea how strong my will is, how hard I can bite, or how sharp my claws are. Why he thinks that I would let you grab me, wrap me in a towel, then prize […]

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I don’t think that it should be “normal”…

Last week, I was chatting to my son’s teacher, about how he was doing at school, generally. The conversation, and what she had to say about him sounded great. He’s doing well, managing to achieve all the goals set for him, as a child in a reception class, excelling in some areas and managing to […]

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Being a pet owner is like being a parent…

I have learned through 8 years of parenting, that a lot of the time, you go with your gut, or your instincts, when it comes to your children. I also think this applies to owning and caring for a pet. Being a pet owner is like being a parent.  If you read this blog, or […]

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A moment of parental anxiety

I am having a moment, I will probably have another moment or two, tonight, and tomorrow morning. It’s a parental anxiety moment, mainly a mix of anxiety and emotion. It’s a very silly little wobble, I know, but I can’t help it. My boy, my lovely boy, is going on his first school trip tomorrow, […]

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I hate balloons, I would ban them if I could.

Welcome to my weekly Bad Parent blog post. A place to get those moments we all have, off our chest. Feel free to share in the comments section, if you feel the same or just have your own bad parent moment to share. No judgment, just honesty and hopefully some humour, because frankly I couldn’t […]

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Let’s talk about poo and potty training….

This is a parenting blog, so poo and potty training is a topic that was bound to come wasn’t it? I have potty trained a number of children in my time as a parent, nurse, and nanny so the topic of poo had to come up sometime, didn’t it? I promise there won’t be any […]

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Sometimes I don’t like this parenting job…

Let me preface that statement in the title of this blog post with the following: I ADORE my children, I would give my last breath for them. Woe betide anyone who tries to hurt them, because they will have to face me. However, there are days, in fact weeks, where I don’t like the parenting […]

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Saturday is SatCap Day – What would the hamster say?

We have a new member of the house. Meet Nibbles, the Hamster… Now, can you caption this photo? What would the hamster say? Does she know she’s joined the mad house?   Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2015 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may read the original content in the context in […]

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This week I am a bad parent because…

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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This week I am a bad parent because….

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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