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Bugger off Barmie (Dolls)

Barbie C flat

Do you or your well-meaning relations buy dolls for your children? If so, are they the sort that come in boxes and drive you mad with their skinny, long-legged siren call to mass anorexia? Their distorted forms leading to a warped self-image for girls to comply with in order to satisfy imagined or real male […]

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Gifted & Talented

Is your child clever? I mean REALLY clever? Plummy Mummy, seen at the top with Serial Mum, is convinced her own daughter Izzy is an undiscovered genius. Though, in fact, I don’t know any Mums, ANYWHERE, who would be surprised if their child were put on the G&T register*. I think Plummy would like a bit […]

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Internet Shopping


Happy New Year to all and a warm welcome back to Heir Raising – the Blogsite that gives you tips on how to and how not to raise your heirs. We’ve just finished all our Thank You letters and my good friend Serial Mum wanted to publish hers on my my site. Here it is: […]

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Mary Berry and Me

Baking Final

This is a bit like my kitchen. (Only a bit, though because it’s quite small and there aren’t so many young people in it. Also, I have never to my knowledge mislaid a pastry lid, although sometimes bits around the edge mysteriously disappear when the pie comes out of the oven). It doesn’t even have a […]

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Homeward Bound

Time to come home! The new term looms, and the trains, boats and planes deliver us all back from foreign or native climes – we’re Homeward Bound. How did your luggage serve you? I went shopping for a lightweight but durable suitcase by a well-known manufacturer a few weeks ago before heading off to France. […]

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Attachment Parenting | Serial Mum cartoon

Attachment Parenting

What does Attachment Parenting have to do with getting hitched? Another cartoon from Heir Raising in our wedding series this week. Congratulations to anyone getting married this weekend and remember, it’s good luck if it rains. It’s also good luck if it doesn’t. You may agree with the brilliant satirist H.L.Mencken that “Marriage may be […]

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Ratio of children to carers

Well Nick Clegg has seen sense even if Serial Mum’s man hasn’t. The ratio of children to carers is a hot topic in any home with more than one child. Even then it’s a hot topic. How can anyone possibly imagine it’s safe to have six very young children looked after by one adult? I […]

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