Meet the Rhubarbs

A Northerner & a Southerner met, wed and reproduced (not necessarily in that order) and thus, the Rhubarbs were born.

For the trivia lovers amongst you, "Rhubarb" was the name of our first baby bump and, subsequently, very very nearly the name of our first baby. Alas, we settled on using it for our then house instead (the ramshackle Rhubarb Cottage), but it has always remained a favourite word.

We wrangle our four offspring (Daisy (7), Ralph (5), Rufus (3) & Dotty (almost 1)) in glorious West Yorkshire and I do the occasional bit of blogging on the side, to keep any remaining brain cells ticking over.


Having always been an avid fan of the written word (as is so often the case with the socially inept), I turned to blogging when we began trying for our 3rd baby and discovered that the sailing isn't always smooth. It became my outlet. My catharsis.

As the years have ticked on and our rainbow babies have joined our family, I've continued to blog and, very occasionally, vlog too. My musings have progressed from the tribulations of a heartbroken Mama, to the tribulations of a happy (and harassed) Mama of four (plus the seemingly giant toddler that I'm married to). It's an honest account of Motherhood, Wifehood, Still-Trying-To-Be-Mehood; infused with a dash of sarcasm and a sprinkle of humour.

Predominantly, this blog is an account of our general family capers, but we also review places and products that have proven themselves of use to our young family. You can find these in the aptly named "Rhubarb Reviews" section of this site.

Most of all, I hope that my ramblings can raise a smile, provide some comfort, or simply offer some light entertainment during a toilet break. Enjoy x

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Tired since 2012. Very stressed. Very honest. Very happy.



The Spouse. Mostly useless human. Pays the bills. Inexplicably adored by his offspring.



Makes a great coffee. Future Prime Minister.



Loves football, cricket, golf and pretty much everyone he meets.



Always funny. Always wanting a snack.



Looks a bit like a turtle. Enjoys eating and little else. Doted on.