© my mad little family

the joy and delight of william hunter howell.

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kids say the darnedest things.
romania. arguably the oddest place ever.
how we make movie night totally bonkers.

If you had said that statement to me pre-parenting days, I’d have thought you were insane. But fast-forward to 2018, and I cannot deny that staying in often pr

Don’t get us wrong - being a parent is awesome - and there are times when you will regret not letting the pitter patter of their tiny feet into your home soone

Your children are smiling, giggling, gleeful little bundles of joy. Their awe at the quotidian wonders of the world is truly inspiring and even enriches your li

One day, my beautiful girl will grow up to realize that Daddy is actually pretty square. (I know, I know, that profile pic on the right makes me look super cool...

A photo of a child who is very much regretting pestering for that hat. As a parent, you have likely been schooled on the idea that pester power -- which effect

Nothing can prepare you for the moment your little one starts school. Yes, they have been driving you mad for the past few years! But once they start school, yo

When you decide to have kids, you read a lot of books – especially if you are a woman. You read books on getting pregnant. You read books on childbirth and what to expect during the throes of labour. You read books on sleep training, weaning, tantrums and tall tales an...

We are told to cherish every moment of our child’s life because, “Before you know it they will be grown up and gone”. I get the sentiment, I really do, but after...

This is fatherhood summed up in ten seconds. It's like the fast And Furious, but way funnier.

All parents undergo a big change when their kids are born. We hold them in our arms for the first time and our brains realign. But you should always be you.

Do you ever have those moments where you just have to get out of the house? More often than not, you can’t go too far because you’re the one on parenting duty.

It’s a real balancing act; I won’t lie to you. The key to keeping your family household sane and happy is to fake it until you make it.




When you’re going to be a parent, everybody tells you how amazing it’s going to be and all of the great milestones that you’ll share together. They’re not wrong, but they do tend to miss out all of the other stuff that doesn’t sound quite so appealing. You’d be...

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About Me

hey! i'm will, the creator of my mad little family. not literally. i mean i didn't give birth. that bit mummy did. i just mean creator as in creator of this blog.

anyway, i'm totally incompetent as a parent and totally unqualified to give you any advice, trust me. saying that, trump is totally incompetent and unqualified to be president. so yeah, sit back, laugh a little, share a little and ignore absolutely everything i say. 

love, hugs n' a bit of ciao.


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