A Trip to the Park with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


It has been pretty good weather this summer, so we’ve been making the most of it and spending lots of time outside.  As I’ve said before, this is not because I am an Alpha-parent – far from it.  It simply means less time for my feral children to trash the house.  Our trips out have included plenty of visits to the beach, and approximately 47 trips to the park…

#Chucklemums Linky Week 19


Welcome back to #Chucklemums for week 19! Mumzilla has just got hitched and is currently “pre-occupied” on honeymoon, so you’re back with me, Sam (Mouse, Moo & Me Too) and Fran (Whinge Whinge Wine) for another week! Last week of the holidays… Let’s make it a good un! Our two winners last week were A Life Just Ordinary with a post about…

School Shoe Shopping with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


In just a few short weeks, my oldest son (FC#1) starts school.  This marks the start of many new and exciting events, and many stressful and arduous, too.  The worst thing is that this September to September merry-go-round ain’t gonna stop now until, god, around 2031.  “Back to School” this year, for us, is simply “To School”.  For the first time, I am joining parents up and down the country in such joyful activities as stationery-buying (fun!), uniform-trying-on (much less fun), and…dun dun dunnnn…the buying of school shoes.

#Chucklemums Week 18


Well hello there – welcome back to #Chucklemums for week 18, co-hosted by little old me.  The point of this linky (blog-share) is for bloggers to share their funniest posts, and for everyone to have a giggle reading them.  So pull up a pew, and let’s go… 

#Chucklemums Linky Week 17


I seem to be making a bit of a habit of this, but here I am again for the third time, co-hosting the pee-your-pants linky, #Chucklemums.  Guaranteed laughs aplenty, so if you have time on your hands and fancy a giggle, read on – welcome to #Chucklemums Week 17…

Beta Mummy Cooks…Lasagne


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I’m no Alpha Mummy – I’m not a great cook, I don’t have a pristine, marble-topped kitchen, and I don’t have the time to lovingly prepare nutritionally-balanced food for my family at every single meal.  But I do try…so I decided that I would share some of the things I’ve learned along the way, by featuring some extremely special Beta Mummy recipes on my website.

I started off nice and easy last time with cheese on toast, but today I’ve bravely gone for something a little more complicated.  I would not recommend attempting this on a work night – save it for the weekend when you’ve got a bit more time on your hands.  Stick the kids in front of CBeebies and let’s get started with Beta Mummy’s Lasagne recipe:

#Chucklemums Linky Week 16


Once again, regular non-blogger readers, feel free to look away now as this is the weekly bloggers’ linky for linking up the funniest posts around.  Or stay and have a gander at the funnies, either way.

Anyhow, how the devil are you?  A very warm welcome back to #Chucklemums for Week 16 of this pee-your-pants linky.

Off to the Beach with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


My Feral Children and I are very lucky to live on the beautiful South coast of England, within a couple of miles of the most gorgeous sandy beach.

Picture of Feral Child Number Two playing on the beach.

I try to take them to the beach as often as I can, all year round.  This is not because I am a wonderful back-to-nature type parent.  It’s more because the kids love it there so will happily get in the car (outbound trip only), they can run around like complete loons without trashing my house/garden, and a morning of digging sometimes wears them out enough for me to hit the parenting jackpot of a Dual-Child Nap.

#Chucklemums Linky Week 15


MumzillaIf you’re not a blogger-type, look away now, sorry.  Unless you want to find some new comedy blogging gold to entertain yourself with, in which case the link at the bottom is a good bet.  Anyhow, without further ado….


Roll up, roll up and welcome back to #chucklemums for week FIFTEEN!  And in case you didn’t notice, little old me, Beta Mummy, is co-hosting the linky this week alongside regular host Fran from Whinge Whinge Wine, and co-co-host, Sam from Mouse Moo Me Too.

What Happened To My Face?!


I spend very little time looking in the mirror. In fact, some days I realise in my work lunch break that I haven’t actually checked at any point that I don’t have breakfast in my teeth, toothpaste on my nose, or snot in my hair. But the other morning I happened to take a good long look in the mirror.  MY GOD. MY FACE!  What happened to my face?!

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