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The Art of Parenting

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Top Ten – Parenting Fail

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Living The Dream

Dream Big

Dream Big Little One

Welcome to Parenting Fails & Pigtails! Affectionately known as The Mad House. Our family life began with speed and earnest and we went from 2 to 5 in under 3 years. Not bad considering we were unsure of my biological ability. Our twins arrived early, and whilst tiny, they arrived well, swiftly followed by #BossBaby.

We live, work and play in a small town in Cheshire. It comprises of 2 roads littered with 17(!!!) hairdressers! I’m not sure which one is King or Princess Street, but one runs a long the top of the hill and the other the bottom, so they are simply Top Street and Bottom Street for ease of my incredibly mistreated brain cell.

We have a particular reoccurring problem of pj parties and pizza tea (this may have something to do with why my jeans have stopped going over my butt – less Beyoncé more Mr Blobby) but its a price worth paying if there’s a Pizza Express voucher up for grabs.

My children are my world, they are noisy, not quite feral small people who can fall out with you if you look at them funny (I would make a shocking sales person) but I wouldn’t swap them for the world. Actually, some days I’m tempted….

Whether you laugh with me, or at me, I hope you continue reading and it raises a smile.

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