As a working mother of 2 daughters (currently aged 8 and 10) and with a tendency towards laziness and a yearning for an easier life, I frequently find myself failing miserably in the task of successful parenting.  I have consulted various ‘helpful’ parenting books, but invariably reject them and their sensible advice and have instead sought a slightly masochistic solace in posting about my failures on facebook.  This blog is intended to give me yet more opportunities to publicly share my woes and achieve some kind of catharsis as I face the frustrating, maddening and sometimes even amusing challenges of motherhood.