Category Archives for Parenting Cartoons

Mission Mum and the Easter Hols

  MISSION MUM AND THE EASTER HOLS – Let me introduce you to my friend Mission Mum.  As you can see, she is leaving no stone unturned to create geniuses (sorry, or genii) out of her children: Persephone and Dante.  Being the first in her family to go to University (Manchester, where else?), Mission is […]

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Higher Flyer

This is Higher Flyer, who I’ve only known for a couple of years.  We hardly ever meet in fact because she’s always jetting off to a vital meeting in another country. Working in high finance, the world never sleeps. She has one son, Sebastian who she supposes she loves.  It’s a bloody nuisance sometimes having […]

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Serial Mummy

In the countdown to Easter and other festivals this month, Heir Raising is going to find out what the Mums get up to on holiday.  I realise I haven’t yet introduced you to all my friends and their children.  I first met Serial Mummy a few years ago when our kids were at playgroup together. […]

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Cereal Boxes for Bad Hair Days

Thinking about bad hair days, I realised that this was exactly what the teachers were collecting the Cereal Boxes for: an unexpected visitor.  Even a passing Royal, seeking shelter from a snowstorm, couldn’t increase the blood pressure as much as the Ofsted Inspectors paying a visit to the school with hardly any notice.  Heir Raising […]

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Cereal Boxes for Bookshelves

Cereal Boxes Bookshelves

I have a strong suspicion that teachers may use Cereal Boxes for Bookshelves when they run out of space.  I can’t think what else they’re doing with these blasted things. Only very occasionally does anything come home resembling what was once a crispies box.  The shoeboxes of course all reappear as miniature Roman villas, or […]

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Cereal Boxes as Rain Hats

Cereal Boxes

Day 3 of our cereal box mystery.  If you’ve missed the others, I’ve been wondering what on earth the schools do with all the cereal boxes we’re asked to bring in.  Or… have we been upgraded from shoe boxes? If so, we should feel very grown-up now. I’m sure the teachers use the Cereal Boxes as […]

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Cereal Boxes again

Cereal Boxes again.  The mystery continues as we try to figure out why teachers ask us for more and more or these things.  All this week, I’m suggesting different possibilities including, as you may have seen yesterday, a pair of emergency wellies (or rain boots/gumboots for our friends around the world) for that odd snow […]

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Cereal Boxes

What is it with cereal boxes?  Just when you think you’ll never be asked to bring in another shoe box to your child’s school, they start asking for Cereal Boxes.  And not any old ones either.  Family sized – industrial scale – big enough for Hagrid to share breakfast with a few other half-giants.  This […]

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How Red Nose Day Got Its Name

Another year – another Red Nose Day. Do they come around more quickly each time like birthdays seem to, or is it that red is such a prominent colour, we remember it more? Oscar’s used to nosebleeds, so he just blends in more at this time of the year.  Today we had a choice of […]

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Anger Management

In Heir Raising today, we’re looking at the value of Anger Management.  It’s not easy in the playground when overwhelmed by hormones, growth spurts and bad nights, as well as having to negotiate relationships every day in front of the whole school.  And that’s just the mums at drop-off and pick-up …  

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Oscar

Oscar wants answers. Every week, or more often if we can think of something funny, Oscar and his friends will be popping up in Heir Raising and and making their presence known.   Read More    

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Playground

This week, Heir Raising is taking a look at what happens when kids become more independent. In the playground, Oscar and Dante’s parents are making great progress as is Ollie Gorky, Plummy Mummy’s boyfriend. Heir Raising will be tackling deeply problematic parenting problems in an expertly educational, though faintly ridiculous way.   Read More

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Plummy Mummy

Plummy Mummy “Where’s the au pair when you need her?”  Plummy Mummy is stretched beyond reason.  How can you get on with your life when the staff are always away.  This is Yolanda’s third visit back home in one year – surely the rest of her family can look after her father.  Most strokes are fairly minor […]

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Gummy Mummy

In Heir Raising this week I am showcasing a new breed of elderly mothers who you can see whizzing back and forth on the school run.  One of these is my friend Gummy Mummy.  Her obstetrician called her ‘an ancient prima-gravida’ – an upgrade, or downgrade if you like from the ‘elderly primagravida’ he called […]

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Parents United!

Welcome to my new blog – Heir Raising!  I have several friends with children the same age as mine and we have become close over the years even though we don’t always agree. Please do visit from time to time and leave a comment if you feel like it – I’d love to hear from […]

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