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The observations of a twenty-something writer, blogging and blagging her way through mumhood, trying to raise an integrated member of society whilst chasing after a delinquent labrador.

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March 9, 2017

I love my little house. We've lived here for three months now and we've really made it homely. Not home, it still doesn't feel quite like home, but homely. 

But dear lord, sometimes I'm bored. Not a passing Sunday wave of boredom that can be fixed with a distraction l...

March 8, 2017

I rather like International Women's Day. 

Today I've seen a whole heap of inter-girl respect and appreciation shared on social media and it's awesome. Whenever I hear another woman say

'Oh, I don't get on with other girls.' or 'Other girls just don't like me.', I inwar...

March 8, 2017

I'm convinced that my dog isn't actually a dog, but a pig in the disguise of a dog. 

Like every single Labrador I've ever come across, he's completely and utterly obsessed with eating. Not food, I've seen this dog inhale many a thing that isn't food, but eating. 

In...

March 2, 2017

I've grumbled about stupid advice before now. 

Sam actually got some really great advice a few weeks back. Whilst weighing up all the various pros and cons of differing baby classes in the Surrey area, he told me something one of his really rather well-respected colleag...

March 1, 2017

A few people have asked me lately where the name Blonde Mit Baby came from. 

The back story isn't remotely interesting, or trendy or even a classic pop culture reference. 

The name of my blog, created to express my inner-most thoughts on one of the most signific...

February 28, 2017

It happened last week. 

In front of the full length mirror in our bedroom, I was straining like an Instagram weight-lifter channelling the unique fury one can only experience from denying oneself pizza into hoisting a barbell, my face turned an unusual shade of burgundy...

February 24, 2017

When I decided to go freelance and work from home a few months back, as I've mentioned before, I signed up to become a dog-sitter on DogBuddy

I created a profile, thought we'd probably end up with one dog for a weekend in a few months' time and didn't give my listin...

February 22, 2017

We didn’t have a good weekend.

We fought, as couples under pressure are won to do, before plastering on fake smiles and serving up lasagne and cheesecake for friends; still quietly at war.


The next day we claimed separate zones of the house and avoided each other. As I...

February 7, 2017

Dogs are bloody brilliant, aren't they?

As I write this, I look at my living room window which is smeared with cloudy nose marks from Sherlock gazing longingly outside and the thick black paw print in the middle of my freshly-hoovered carpet and think, even with the mes...

January 31, 2017

A few weeks ago, something rattled the usually calm demeanour of my other half. 

He was talking about our impending addition at work and someone said
'Ah, see we did it the proper way - got a house, got married, had a baby.'. 

It pissed him off enough to come home and te...

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