doodle showing bedtime in the Alpha house and the Beta house. You can guess which one is a more relaxing affair...

Bedtime with Alpha Mummy & Beta M-zzzzzzz


Bedtime.  Most days I look forward to the sweet release of death bedtime by about 9:30am.  I love the very bones of my children, but my god, by the time about 5pm comes around I am ready to commit some sort of crime.

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Alpha Mummy having coffee (decaff) with her little angels, whilst Beta Mummy is receiving an intravenous coffee as the feral children run riot.

COFFEE! Screams Beta Mummy. Coffee NOW!


I love a good coffee shop, me.  Whenever I get some child-free time, I inevitably scurry off to my favourite independent cafe, where I can have a lovely hot cuppa and eat a nice piece of homemade cake in peace.  I have spent many a happy hour doodling and writing in a coffee shop, fueled by caffeine and cake.

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A Lovely Autumn Walk with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


Autumn:  “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” (Keats, don’t you know).  A lovely poem but I’m afraid I don’t share his love of the season.  I know, I know, according to Instagram and Facebook, everyone bloody loves autumn but I just don’t.  Sorry.  I have written and doodled about my dislike of Autumn before but today I’m focusing squarely upon going for a “lovely” autumn walk…

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Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns…Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy Style.


Halloween isn’t my favourite installation on the calendar, to be honest.  This is partly because it falls during Autumn, which I make no secret of disliking.  It’s just after the clocks go back, which means I’m full of despair at the short days and the feeling that spring will never arrive and that we are doomed to darkness for ever…

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doodle showing bedtime in the Alpha house and the Beta house. You can guess which one is a more relaxing affair...

Family movie day with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


A movie day with the family is such a nice idea, isn’t it?  When it’s blowing a hooley outside, and lashing with rain, sometimes it is really lovely to say “F*ck it, let’s stay in our pyjamas all day and watch films and eat popcorn and cuddle up together on the sofa”.

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Beta Mummy praying for the end of this rainy day, the house is wrecked!

Rainy Day Survival with Beta Mummy and Alpha Mummy


“There’s no such thing as bad weather”, Alpha Mummies declare, “only bad preparation!” I beg to differ.  When I wake up to another rainy day and the sound of the wind rattling my bedroom window, my heart sinks.  My Feral Children do not cope well with being penned up indoors.  But some days, it’s unavoidable.

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