The Potty Diaries

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The Potty Diaries
I hope you enjoy these extremely subjective anecdotes on being a stay-at-home mum transplanted to Moscow and still coming to terms with not also being a career woman.
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  • Still learning how to parent... 2 months ago Boy #1 is growing up.  Getting taller, broader, etc etc.  So when I picked him up from the sports camp he's been at for the last couple of days, red-faced and a bit sweaty, I suggested that he might want to take a shower when we got home.To my relief, (because let's be honest, boys don't always...
  • Of mice and AI 2 months ago I just spotted something small, brown and furry emerging from under one of the kitchen cabinets.  Now, I've been here before.  I have form in this area, but not for some time now have I had the fun of dealing with unwanted household visitors.  As I sit here typing my feet are on high alert (who...
  • Eight Reasons to Suspect Your Chosen Holiday Destination is Middle Class. 3 months ago 1)  Every second child playing Wholesome Outdoor Games on the beach is called Saskia, Lolly, Sophia, Algie, or Fred.2) Red shorts, red trousers.  Everywhere. 3)  It appears to be a legal requirement to have a dog, to the extent that you begin to wonder if there is a check-point at the edge of...
  • That thing when... 3 months ago ... you click on your child's school Twitter feed, hoping to see a picture of them enjoying themselves on their week away doing Wholesome Outdoor Activities, but knowing it's something of a fool's errand because previous experience has shown that they are clearly working on their camera avoidance...
  • Breaking out of stasis 4 months ago Tick, tick, tick...I think the world might be trying to tell me something.  On facebook this last week I've been assailed with suggestions that I might like to look at posts featuring activities for Empty Nesters.  Has someone told them both my children are away on activity weeks with their...

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Expat Mum
19:39 PM December 04, 2012

Potty has a unique way of combining tourist and expat information with tales of everyday family life in Moscow. Her writing is entertaining and funny one day, informative the next, and every so often profound and soul-baring. I never know what she's going to post about but it's always a gem!

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