I’m the mother of a gorgeous 4 year old daughter and live with my husband in Northamptonshire.

Parenting for me can be something of a beautiful nightmare – I wouldn’t change being a mum for the world, but do spend rather a lot of time swearing quietly into the fridge and counting down to wine o’clock…

It was such a relief in those early days of sleep deprivation, poomageddon nappies and constant wailing (at least 80% me) to read blog posts from other mothers and realise that not everyone was frolicking about blissfully in parks living the #blessed lifestyle, and I wasn’t the only one adhering to the ‘trial and error / panic-induced midnight Googling’ approach to bringing up baby.

So, if you’re looking for useful advice or definitive answers, I’d probably try Google again. But, if it’s soft play horror stories and random CBeebies musings you’re after (how is Postman Pat still employed?! He has literally never delivered a letter on time…) then please have a read/share!

You can also follow me on Twitter (@MumMalarkey) or Facebook  (https://www.facebook.com/MumMalarkey/) if that’s more your bag.