© 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.

When the kids say ‘I’m bored,’ it’s one thing, but when the adults agree, it’s practically a disaster. Your little ones are growing up and losing a lot of inte...

Having kids is possibly one of the best, but most stressful thing you could do to yourself. You’re going to enjoy sleepless nights, nappy changes and the inevitable throwing up of food that’s just been fed to them, all over your work clothes. Horrible realities aside,...

Getting my child to sleep once meant having to make individual sacrifices to the 12 Gods that collectively made up the Roman pantheon. Not anymore.

I haven't even written this yet and I can already hear mummy making a loud tut-sound with a sharp eyebrow-raise before saying, 'you never did that for me'. And she's probably right. I am dreadful at this kind of stuff. I just don't want you to make my mistake. What's m...

If I had a dollar for ever time I sat staring out of some tear-stained window and at the drizzling landscape of England wishing I was on a road trip across the USofA in a drop top muscle car, well, I'd have about $7.50, which would be ace. Taking on The States by...

Once upon a time, me and mummy had a baby called Phoebe. She's cool. But what wasn't cool was our car. It was called Bruno. It was a black Renault Clio, the three door version that has a glove compartment for a boot, which turned leaving the house with a push chair (or...

As parents, we are the creators of fun and originators of cool ideas. But keeping our awesome arsenal of clever, colourful, awe-inspiring arts and crafts up to date is a task easier said than done. But fear not, because I have spoken to some fellow parents-  those born...

I'm not sure if this is going to be a regular feature, or if I'll just post a link to this guy's videos every week, but I am jealous of these talents. You have gotta check out all of his stuff. Twice. At least. Maybe even thrice. Just check it out. He's so epic. The ne...

Going back to school means a lot of things, and creating an edible packed lunch is one of them. [insert mega long and collective sigh here]. It's not just the fact you have to make a lunch box while all-bleary eyed because it's 6 o'clock in the morning (unless you're o...

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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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