To the mum who would rather ‘eat her own sh*t’ than shop with her kids today

  #TrueStory. I’ve been battling an absolute killer of a migraine all today so popped out at lunch for a bit of fresh air. Our offices are right by Oxford Street in London and before I knew it, my feet had walked me into the kids department at H&M. I love H&M kids! Head pounding, I sort of wafted around, kid-free and settled on a rail of new kids leggings.…

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‘Boys will be boys’ is no longer an acceptable excuse for bad behaviour #sorrynotsorry

  I was in Tesco’s the other day picking up a few post-holiday essentials after our fab half term holiday. Minding my own business, as you do. And shattered after a busy day at work. I wasn’t really paying much attention to anything, but a teenage shrill cut through my thoughts. “Well. What about her?” a lanky late-teen boy quizzed his friend pointing directly at me. A bit stumped, I…

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Sharing A Shell – A Parenting Parody

  Here in the Button house we are HUGE fans of Julia Donaldson. Little Button’s bookshelf is packed full of the stuff, and I can’t think of a week that’s gone past where one of these twinkly reads haven’t been read. Sharing A Shell is one of our absolute favourites, and with some inspiration from the brilliant Dawn from Rhyming With Wine, I’m so pleased to be able to share…

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I told my 5 year old daughter she could push back – what was I thinking?!

  Yesterday was the first day back to school.   We’ve had a pretty wild Easter break full of boundary pushing and rule breaking. It’s been totally full on and quite a challenge at the best of times (as school holidays are) but tons of fun too. I was pretty taken aback to find that my little wild child had snapped back to normal, into the shape of perfect kindness…

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3 Things About Me And The Mystery Blogger Award

    Thanks for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award The Dad Effect. You rock! I love getting involved in blogger awards like this. The idea behind them is to share a little love and nominate your favourite bloggers for a particular thing. They are informal and loads of fun to join in with.     3 Things About Me -I love blogging more than chocolate. -My happy place…

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Happiness Is A Visit From The Tooth Fairy For The First Time

  It happened. Little Buttons first tooth has popped right on out. And at school too. I take my hat off to her, as she bravely went about life as normal before. Her front tooth dangerously hanging by a skinny thread, just swinging around, but at the same time stubbornly refusing to let go for a good week.   There were jokes of tying a rope to it and giving…

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10 Reasons Why I Will Be BUYING ALL The Halloween Candy This Year

  Every time we approach holiday season I find myself drifting off into the vortex that is Pinterest. Because Pinterest holiday candy looks amazing doesn’t it? You can fill your page with unending clever sweet treats that would have Willy Wonker on the edge of his seat. From chocolate reindeers to Easter bunny carrots, it’s all there, grinning back and waiting to be made. Except nope. As tempting as a glistening…

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