Author Archives: Alien Mama

The Difference Between Me And Him

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Last weekend, after being inspired by some friends who recently came to visit, my husband and I decided to take turns looking after the children so we could each have a lie-in. I use the term ‘lie-in’ in the loosest sense since neither one of us are any good at it having endured years of…

It’s The Little Things

My life often feels like a circus, a zoo or whatever other metaphor you can come up with. It’s busy. Often chaotic. With 2 small children dashing around the place, there’s always someone asking for food, a drink, help with some activity or other. Or they need their bum wiping, a diaper changing or some…

Home and Away: The Follow Up

I promised I’d do a little follow up after surviving the ten days with my hubby away on his first big business trip so here I am! I had no idea if I’d be writing something humorous or serious and in actual fact the time he was away was pretty uneventful all in all. We…

Home and Away

We are stepping away from Thursday’s Chortle Portal today. Maybe it’s the winter, but we’ve all been writing in more serious tones as of late. We’ll bring you more funny next week, but today, AlienMama is adjusting to the joys of promotions: My husband just got a new job. A promotion. Of course, with it…

The Wow Factor

I’m pretty sure all kids have it. They do something, say something or remember something that makes us, as parents, think, “Wow! How do they know that?!” or “How can they remember that?!” I don’t particularly think my child is any smarter than her friends or peers but quite frequently she does something which stops…

Nursing, Milestones and Hindsight

I have a love-hate relationship with breastfeeding. Okay, so that’s quite a lot of an exaggeration. I guess it’s more like-dislike. I have nursed both my daughters, however I can honestly say that it’s not something with which I feel particularly confident. I should also start by saying that I am not specifically in favor…

How Do You Do It?

My friends, other Moms, never cease to amaze me. Our very own ChiMomWriter ran a marathon last weekend. TravelingPumper assisted with the planning of a large nonprofit event, and then pulled together the decor and details of a group birthday party the same day – with a smile. Other mothers work full time or part-time…

5 Ways to Torture Your Kids

Okay, so I don’t really mean torture. Let’s call it ‘Payback’. If your children don’t, even occasionally, drive you crazy, I need to know your secret. I love my two little ones with all my heart but there are days, many of them, when I just want to tear my hair out or bang my…