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Parenting 101 – Substitution

Parenting a couple of school aged kids is a tough gig. Don't roll your eyes! I find it tough. So much to do, remember, achieve, sign, De-nit, tick off etc. At the moment, the Woogettes are caught up in the latest initiative, which is Jump Rope For Heart. You get sponsors to give you money to jump over a rope. Jack practices around the house during … [Read more...]

Parenting 101 – The Follow Through

Mr Woog and I are sometimes at logger heads when it comes to disciplining Woogettes. I quite often ban one from an activity as punishment, only for it to be overturned later By Mr Woog on appeal. And as a result of this, the Woogettes seem to get away with a lot more than they should. Good cop, Bad cop. Except for yesterday. We had planned to … [Read more...]

Not another farking ebook on parenting…..

Last Monday I woke up and thought "I am going to publish an eBook. I hear everyone is doing it."Now something you might not know about me is that I am, in fact, a published author. Ten years ago I wrote two very lame children's books which were only published in the US. They featured all Politically Correct characters in schools. Child in … [Read more...]

Retro – Star of the Week!

Welcome to Parenting 101,  a series which explored lame attempts at being a good parent.  In the past we have learnt about Embarrassing the Kids,  Substitution and Following Through. Today we will be exploring a little known phenomenon called Star of the Week. In Jack's class,  his teacher The Saintly Miss K has implemented an award called … [Read more...]

How to Sleep

Oh you are freaking kidding me right? Me, a 45 year old peri-menopausal woman with a overactive imagination, sleep? But sometimes I do, so I thought I would run though my super special sleep routine. Go around the house at ten and yell at people to get off their phones and turn out the lights. Be reminded of what times everyone needs to be up in … [Read more...]

The Battle Weary Hymn of a Year 9 Parent

I don't often write about my kids anymore because their stories are no longer mine to tell. In having said that, my yarns are free game. And in this ever-increasing world of social media, in which people love to show off their glossiness, this ain't one of those adorable posts. My name is Mrs. Woog and I survived being the parent of a kid in … [Read more...]

Are you Team Tank?

  Recently I caught up with a very dear friend. Over coffee, we did the usual chit-chat, told tales from the parenting battlefields and generally laughed at life and then, maybe cried a bit. You know. The usual mid-forty lady catch up. They are good for the soul and allow you to offload anything that is festering inside you. Can … [Read more...]

Why isn’t alcohol on the PBS for perimenopausal women?

Stuff & nonsense, the latest installement of our PMs sexist skills, a call for medicinal alcohol, coping skills for parenting teens and our first ever booze review. … [Read more...]

The Funny Looking Kid

When I was a kid I was not an attractive one. I was as skinny as a rake, had hair that was thin and wispy, sticking up all over the shop. My teeth protruded from my gums at any which angle it wanted and I had one eye that was able to look straight while the other eye pointed directly to my nose. This was rectified when I spend two years wearing … [Read more...]

Reality Bites

Oh social media, you little minx. In the famous words uttered by Kramer "She's A seductress, she is a siren, she is a virgin, she is a whore!" Depending what your platform of choice is, you can often be left to feel ugly, unsuccessful, mediocre and sometimes downright dreadful. On the flipped of course, you can feel connected, uplifted and … [Read more...]