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Saving the Planet: a Guide for Beta Mummies


Somewhere between David Attenborough’s recent BBC documentary: Climate Change – The Facts, the inspirational Greta Thunburg, and the high-profile protests by Extinction Rebellion, I have found myself pondering the planet and the part that I play on it.

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? – Sir David Attenborough

This post is a collection of ideas for Beta Mummies (and Daddies) who want to do something, but don’t really know where to start.  And feel a bit overwhelmed by it all.  And can’t go too crazy because they’re actually incredibly tired and the kids won’t touch sprouted mung beans with a barge pole.

Homework Time with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy


HOMEWORK.
 
Bloody homework. Sometimes I wonder who hates it more: Feral Child or me.
 
As soon as they start school kids these days seem to start getting homework in one form or other. Whether it’s daily reading, phonics practice, writing a diary or – heaven forbid – making something, homework is a curse inflicted upon the whole family.
 

Alpha Mummy Goes on a Health Kick


January.  January is the month that everyone in the whole wide world seems to start some sort of self-improvement quest:  going vegan, getting fit, losing weight, konmari-ing their house… Luckily January is nearly over.

Swimming lessons (and why Beta Mummies hate them)


Ah, swimming lessons.

I write this as I sit, sweating, boiling slowly to death by the side of the pool whilst the two Feral Children have their weekly swim.

Is it just me or do you find your kids’ swimming lesson (or at least the half hour either side of it) the most stressful part of your entire week?!

TRUST ME ON THE SUNSCREEN


First things first: I LOVE the summer. I love the warm days not having to worry about taking a coat out, the long evenings, going to the beach, and the fact that strawberries start actually tasting of strawberries. But I don’t love suncream – or the application of it at least. I will say that despite being a fully-fledged Beta Mummy, I am…

Beta Mummy is Beach Ready!


BEACH READY.

I have a hatred of that little phrase/descriptor. It is always used to sell exercise regimes and magazines and shitty fad diets – and by extension to make women feel crap about themselves if they are anything other than a fitness model. It implies that if you’re not “beach ready” as they describe, perhaps you’d better not go to the beach – and my god, woman, don’t you dare think about wearing a bikini – MY EYES, MY EYES!!

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