Author: motherofmadcatsandbabies

Books in the post? Special deliveries from Bookabees!o

The summer holidays are LONG, the weather can be totally uncooperative, and sometimes, like many other parents, I find myself questioning my sanity and wondering how I will keep my kids busy and happy for the duration of their break. 

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Summer is perfect for cycling…

The summer holidays are a perfect time for all sorts of activities, to keep your family active and busy. Recently as a family we decided to buy new bikes for the children and teach them to enjoy cycling, beyond it

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My Sunday Photo

A happy bee enjoying the last of the summer lavender at Mayfield lavender farm.   Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2017 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it

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Skipping through the lavender…

You know when you try to make a plan to do something and it just doesn’t happen, no matter how optimistically you try? Things just happen, or get in the way, to stop your plans?  We had that recently. We

Posted in Family Life and Parenting, Family travel

Summer garden fun at the Bentall Centre in Kingston…

I love where I live, we have so much to offer, locally, from beautiful spots to visit, with scenic views, to nice places to eat out and enjoy time with friends. We are also lucky to have a fab shopping

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Carpet cleaning magic with Bissell…

I don’t know about you, but I hate dirty carpets. We have quite light, high maintenance carpets (bad choice, they were pre the children) and they stain and mark easily, and let’s face it, kids make mess and stains and

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Making A “Splash” With The Cash! Socializing On A Small Budget

Sometimes it can seem that we have nothing to do. But sometimes the pendulum can swing the other way, and we can’t stop for the amount of birthday parties, engagement parties, weddings, and openings of an envelope! All of these

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Zero Waste Household: Top Tips To Make It Achievable

credit How much waste does your household produce every year? According to statistics, homes in the country produce more than 7 million tonnes of rubbish, with the average household throwing out enough to fill a large, three-floor house from top

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Here’s to a new knee…

If you follow our blog or social media, you will know that I have struggled with recurring knee issues for the past few years. I have had a couple of bad falls which have damaged my knees and also a

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Helping skin get better with Cetraben…

It’s no secret that we have struggled with skin issues in our house. I have psoriasis and Emily has dealt with eczema as well as very dry and sensitive skin since she was a baby. We have spent a lot

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