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What Happens When You Perform Comedy At Your Own Child's School?

What Happens When You Perform Comedy At Your Own Child's School?

12th November 2012

 

“The school thought it would be nice if…” are words that send terror into the heart of any parent, because they’re usually followed by cheerful commands such as:

“Your child comes to school tomorrow dressed in a hand embroidered armadillo costume for International Reptile Awareness Day” or “You help your child create a tableau of the battle of Waterloo in Rice Krispies for their cross-curricular food and history project”.

For a millisecond I rail against the impossibilities of being a working mother and the injustice of having to spend an evening with Pritt stick rather than Homeland

…. but then I see my childr…

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Courtney Cornfield asks: Why Comedy?

Courtney Cornfield asks: Why Comedy?

8th October 2012

Why comedy? Why I ask? Or rather they ask. Such a nice girl like you…..

Here is my not so quick answer. It all started when I was around four. I discovered that if you did something funny, most people would laugh. Like on TV. I also soon discovered that the same thing that made some people laugh would not make others laugh and potentially end up with a spanking or a motherly scowl. This didn’t put me off; it just increased the risk factor and potential for countless sentences ‘dans la chambre.’

I was a troubled, emotional anxious child who had a gift for puns. A gift which allowed the need to try and be funny overriding the sensible choice kids are suppose…

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Waste Management

Waste Management

27th June 2012

 

 So I'm at a museum with the three year old.

Suddenly I smell it...and say, "Do you need to go to the toilet?"

He responds by smiling up at me and says "Done it!"

I freak and march him straight to the loo.

To my confusion, there's a stripe of brown down one leg but the actual thing is nowhere to be seen. As I'm cleaning him up, I realise with growing horror that, minus underpants, the offending item has slipped out of his shorts and is now residing somewhere in the museum.

Thus ensues the hunt, much to his delight, shouting "let's go find my poo mummy!"

I get to the main corridor of one of Nor…

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Talented blogger wins BiB Laugh! Award

Talented blogger wins BiB Laugh! Award

25th June 2012

 

Congratulations to Claire Smith the creator of Ministry of Mum who won the Laugh! category in the prestigious Brilliance in Blogging, BiB Awards.  Claire received her trophy from TV presenter Katy Hill, who ran the proceedings with her own humorous and engaging style.  A fabulous evening all round with winners across 12 different categories.

Founder of Funny Women, Lynne Parker, judged the Laugh! Category and attended the Awards ceremony which took place at The Brewery, in the City of London at the end of the busy first day of BritMums Live

This is what Lynne had to say about Ministry of Mum“Fabulous writing, clean and simple lay out, no vi…

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Comedy as therapy

Comedy as therapy

19th June 2012

 

My name is Courtney and I use comedy as therapy.

I admit some days I can relate to the song 'Tears of Clown' but in my case there are usually people around. I could sulk off and drown my woes in whole nut dairy milk but as I am dairy intolerant this would make matters worse for all concerned. Instead, I write jokes, use sarcasm, replay scenarios with people who have annoyed me in a comedy genre directed by, oh let’s say Woody Allen.

If I get really annoyed, I slip into Kubrik but that isn’t too often. I get frustrated easily, wound up and then feel all of Great Britain is against me because I’m a doey eyed Canadian. A Canadian who doesn’t…

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