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I’m proud. Proud of my 8 year old. To be fair, I’m generally always proud of her, to me, she’s pretty amazing, but last weekend she once again reminded me again why… She and I walked/jogged 5km for Race For

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Juggling all the balls…


I think I remember feeling like this, last year, at this time. Tired, counting down the days til the summer holidays, feeling anxious because I have  A LOT OF THINGS TO DO, but unless I become Mary Poppins or hire

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Silent Sunday


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The problem with being good at faking it…


Is that when you stop, it takes a bit of getting used to… This post is NOT about what you think. It is a family friendly blog, after all. Before I start with an explanation for the post title, I want to

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Our week in photos – the usual chaos! 


Welcome to our week in photos. The weekly dump of chaos, what we’ve been up to, with the odd cake photo or grumpy cat thrown in for good measure…  This week’s cavalcade of chaos included Pink tea bags, because, you

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Silent Sunday 



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Super Squish Pouches


  Last week we shared how excited we were about Super Squish pouches, which are a fabulous way to store and serve food purees for babies just starting weaning, smoothies and meals for toddlers and also for lunchboxes for older

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Creative Kids – Easy, cheesy, but cows milk free, gluten free scones…


This week in Creative Kids, we have been doing a bit of baking. This is a fun recipe for kids, scones are usually easy to make and turn out well. This recipe is one I’ve adapted to make gluten &

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The iPad is a privilege and not a right…

No ipad

My children and I are locked into a bit of a battle at the moment. They love the iPad we have (we only have one, technically it’s mine) and they have developed a  bit of an attitude that they can

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Time to do something about my eyes?


It’s that time of year again, the reminder SMS from my opticians, to tell me that I need to come and get my eyes tested and have my contact lenses checked to make sure they are still working for me and

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