Monthly Archives : November 2016

Beta Daddy Series – Introducing Man of my Family


Welcome back for the third guest post in my Beta Daddy Series, where I shine the spotlight on the failings and celebratings of Beta (or Alpha) Dads, and deflect some scrutiny away from my own shortcomings for once.  As I explained previously, I have been asked many times about whether or not there is a Beta Daddy.  The short answer is no, not in my house, but just as there are many many Beta Mummies, surely there must be plenty of Beta Daddies out there too…?
This time I’m pleased to introduce Chris from Man of my Family.  If you haven’t before, do check out his blog – his posts are a lovely balance of humour, honesty and sentimental.

Chucklemums Linky Week 29


Hello Chucklemums and Chuckledads (and any other Chucklers) – welcome! It’s Week 29 of the Chucklemums linky, and we are happy to have you.  This week follows a great fun weekend for us, where all four Chucklemums hosts got together in person for the first time ever. Two days later I am still nursing a hangover…

Chucklemums logo showing a large dinosaur drinking some wine, with a handbag. Beta Mummy is riding on the back, also with wine, and a pink Mouse sits on the tail.

Beta Mummy Does the Downward Dog


Oh brilliant – yoga! I thought.  A form of exercise which involves a sit down, a nice stretch, and a bit of a snooze at the end.  That sounds right up my street, much more appealing than *shudder* running.  Despite my Beta Mummy status, I too now could be a lean, lithe, green smoothie-drinkie healthy type, just like Alpha Mummy!

Sadly, and perhaps inevitably, it turns out that I’m not really cut out for yoga.

Chucklemums Linky Week 28


Greetings, Chuckleheads!  Welcome back to Week 28 of the Chucklemums linky, bringing together the FUNNY posts from across the parenting blogger world.  I had the week off last week, which was just as well as I was struck down by the Dreaded Lurgy and was no use to anyone.  Being ill when you’re a mum is especially crap – my two Feral Children couldn’t have cared less that I was dying.

Chucklemums logo showing a large dinosaur drinking some wine, with a handbag. Beta Mummy is riding on the back, also with wine, and a pink Mouse sits on the tail.

Beta Daddy Series – Introducing Papa Tont


Welcome back for the second in my Beta Daddy Series, where I shine the spotlight on the failings and celebratings of Beta (or Alpha) Dads, and deflect some scrutiny away from my own shortcomings for once.  As I explained previously, I have been asked many times about whether or not there is a Beta Daddy.  The short answer is no, not in my house, but just as there are many many Beta Mummies, surely there must be plenty of Beta Daddies out there too…?

I have a post for you today written by Papa Tont – an inspirational military dad of two gorgeous kids.