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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.

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.

Chucklemums Linky Week 26


Hello! It’s Tuesday, it’s 7 o’clock, iiiiitttt’s…CHUCKLEMUMS!

More significantly, it’s Chucklemums Week 26, which indicates that it’s a whole half a year since this linky started, bringing you the funniest parenting blogs from around the internet.

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 Daddies Series – Introducing A Life Just Ordinary


Welcome one, welcome all – drum roll please for my brand spanking new Beta Daddy Series (cue canned applause, whoops, etc).  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 cracker of a post for you today written by James from A Life Just Ordinary – and he’s even done his own doodle to go with it – amazing!

Chucklemums Linky Week 23


Greetings Chuckleheads! Here we are again for yet another week of the frankly awesome Chucklemums Linky, Week 23.  That’s almost six months, scary. Happy October, one and all (I fucking hate October).

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.

Chucklemums Linky Week 21


Dear regular and devoted readers.  I’m  sorry I have been a bit lax on the doodling front lately – I’m afraid that real life has gotten somewhat in the way.  My “fans” (LOL) will know that FC#1 started school recently, so we’re still settling into that new routine.  I’m still (obviously, sigh) single-mumming it, whilst working almost full-time, managing a big construction project on site, and trying to sort out my divorce… my poor blog is suffering as a result.  However, I promise that this coming weekend I have set aside some hardcore doodling time.  (Not hardcore doodles, that would be sick and wrong…although could be rather hilarious…My linked post is the closest I’ve gotten to THAT sort of thing previously.)  Anyhow, I digress – do you think I’ve said “hardcore” enough times to trigger a spam warning in your firewall yet? – you will get some good old fashioned Alpha Mummy vs Beta Mummy doodles very soon.


Meanwhile, some things cannot stand still and wait for such trivialities as solicitors, mortgage companies and Type 6N granular fill.  Therefore, without further ado, I introduce the new and improved #Chucklemums blog linky!

#Chucklemums Week 20


Hi friends!  Welcome to Week 20 of the new and improved #Chucklemums, with the roarsome foursome. Yes, hips don’t lie, there are now four of us running the only linky to amuse your bouche into a mighty cackle. Your hosts are me – Beth (Beta Mummy), Fran (Whinge Whinge Wine), Sarah (Mumzilla) and Sam (Mouse, Moo & Me Too) x. Now, you…

Doodle of Beta Mummy holding hands with Feral Child Number 1. They are looking up at the sign for "Big School". FC1 is totally ready. Beta Mummy is not. Beta Mummy has something in her eye...

Big School…But He’s So Small!


FC#1 started school today.

 

I may be a Beta Mummy, but I’m not a heartless bitch.  Even though I complain about my children all the time, and even though I spend most of my time with them wishing that they’d go to bed already so that I can get on with the serious business of wine-drinking, I do actually love them – honest!

 

On paper, today isn’t a big deal.  I work pretty much full time, so both of the Ferals have been in one form of child care or another since they were a year old.  FC#1 going to school means spending only marginally less time with him than I’m used to.  He was at the school’s nursery all of last year, so he knows the setting, he’s familiar with the uniform, he knows the staff and many of the other kids – he was excited and raring to go.

 

But it is a big deal.

Like An Urchin in School Uniform


My original Feral Child, FC#1, has his first day at school next week.  Determined not to start his/our first ever school year term as a totally incompetent, useless, disorganised Beta Mummy, I have taken steps to shuffle at least a little way along the Alpha/Beta Mummy Spectrum.

  1. I bought myself a new diary, and wrote the term dates in it (you’re impressed, right?)
  2. I sorted out the massive bag of hand-me-down school uniform I was given (ok, an actual Alpha Mummy would buy new).
  3. I named all the uniform!  (I know, I know – I needed a sit down and a glass of wine, too, to recover from the shock).

#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…