Category Archives for Parenting Cartoons

YOU’RE FIRED!

You're Fired - Donald Trump

    I’m in shock. I’ve just been fired from my dream job.     Working for the same person for 11 years. Virtually no holiday in all that time. No paid leave, hardly any time off. He expects me to run about after him clearing up his mess. I do his shopping and cooking […]

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My family and Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, Jamaica, cricket, Wormsley

Yesterday we took our son and his friend out of school a WHOLE 15 mins EARLY to come here. Wormsley cricket ground in Buckinghamshire is where I spent a glorious afternoon watching two brothers and two nephews play a game of cricket they’ll never forget.     What a chance to see my family playing with the great cricketer, Jamaican Chris […]

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All in the genes

Then and now

I moved to a new school when I was 7. Everyone else had started the year before and knew what the hell was going on. My first ballet class: stretched into a pink leotard, pink ballet skirt and pink satin pumps from Freeds, THE ballet suppliers of London – standing in the Assembly Room surrounded by huge […]

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Tolerance and respect

Tolerance and love

    I am posting this illustration in the hope that even if no one sees it, my little drawing of the fictional town of Cattleford with its university and many places of worship, (from the front cover of my children’s book), may radiate some its harmonic image into the real world.   Previous post  Also … how […]

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School Parrots

stuffed parrot

    We’ve had a half term report and there’s been much tearing out of hair and critical analysis of where it’s all going wrong. Our 9 year old son has scored below average in one of his tests and the teacher’s comments were very ho hum indeed. ‘Could do better’ didn’t even begin to […]

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Sports Day

Sports Day

                                What’s it like at your school on Sports Day? I was recently thrashed by several much fitter Mums at the 100 metres. But I wasn’t trying very hard to win. Well not really hard. And they were younger than me. […]

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Camila’s got too many kids

Camila Batmanghelidjh

  If you do nothing else today, watch this video at www.seethechild.com – it’ll take just over a minute of your time. Sorry if you came expecting a funny illustrated post about Britmums Live 2014, please come back next week for that. But right now, I need to talk about Camila and her ENORMOUS family of kids. […]

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Oh Blogger!

Oh Blogger!

  This is a Britmums Live post IN ADVANCE of the actual event this weekend. Everyone warns me that despite being a brilliant couple of days, it’s emotionally and physically draining. Therefore, in case I’m too knackered to draw straight for a while afterwards, here’s one I’ve prepared earlier! The very people we spend half […]

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My BBC Radio interview about Heir Raising!

This is me being interviewed last Tuesday on BBC Radio Oxford. The lovely Kat Orman and I talked about Heir Raising, Britmums, Blogging and cartoons … http://heirraising.podbean.com/mf/web/zpnmka/KATHEIRRAISING1.mp3 And here’s the second half …. http://heirraising.podbean.com/mf/web/9qi4kt/KATHEIRRAISING2.mp3 … Do put your head around the door and have a listen. Near the end, I made the mistake of pretending […]

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Mobile kids

Talking

    Heard the news? There’s going to be a major government study of 2,500 children into whether mobile phones are dangerous for their health. Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here before? So why hasn’t anything been done since this was last flagged up five years ago? Oh, not the mobile phone companies’ tax […]

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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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Higher Flyer’s intimate moment

Back to the Mummies this week after a very self-indulgent couple of posts about cakes. This is from the archives but I think it deserves another airing. It’s a snapshot of Higher Flyer’s intimate moment with her son. They only get together a few times a year as she always seems to be at a […]

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Birthday Delights 2

Birthday Cake Barmie

This is a picture of Mr and Mrs Barmie from my book, The Barmies. As you probably aspire to creating something just a leetle bit more generous than a digestive biscuit with a candle stuck down with chewing gum, here are some more edible looking cakes and money saving tips for parties I promised you last […]

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Gifted & Talented 2

      As I was drawing this, I remembered being told off by my son last year for using a “VERY rude word”. Couldn’t think what it could be as I never, EVER swear. Well not that day, and not THAT rude. Anyway, he’d seen a letter I’d written and at the top of […]

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Mission: Possible

Mission Mum Flood

The night after we left our friends in Sussex recently, they had to swim out of their house at 3am in the pitch black. It was Christmas Eve and my son had been helping his Godmother decorate the tree only three days earlier. What my friends managed to rescue: Their dog Passports Mobile phones What […]

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