Author: motherofmadcatsandbabies

This old girl has arthritis…

If you follow us on social media, you will remember that a few weeks ago, we had to do a rather urgent run to the vet for Layla. She really is the feline face of this blog, and she is

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I love my country but I don’t want to be here anymore.

Before you read on, if you know me in real life, you need to know this is me finding writing cathartic and helpful. We aren’t leaving any time soon, we aren’t going anywhere. Please don’t send me panicked messages wondering

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Make a memory into a star – with a giveaway from Star Name Registry

Sometimes you need that little extra something special. A gift for someone, or to remember someone you love. It can be hard to find things that are unique but also meaningful, but that also don’t cost the earth.  So naming

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A Pain In The Neck: Recovering From Whiplash

I have fortunately never suffered from a whiplash injury, but I know people who have. This collaborative post has some tips that may be helpful if you ever are diagnosed with whiplash.  Whiplash is a type of neck strain usually

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Welcome To The Family! Tips For Helping Your New Dog Settle In

As we have shared previously, we are putting serious thought into getting a dog, this is another helpful collaborative post with some tips and pointers to consider… Pixabay Bringing a new dog home to live with your family will be

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Paperless post makes sending beautiful messages easy.

As a busy working mum, I often struggle to find time to sit down and write actual letters, invitations and cards. I know I SHOULD find the time somehow, but right now, where we are in life means that if

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Slashing The Costs Of Renovations

From time to time, it becomes necessary to change up one or two of the rooms in your home. When this time comes around, it can be hard to know where to begin. But there is something that is bound

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Privacy as a parent – hey kiddo, you aren’t a toddler anymore, I would like to pee alone, thanks…

The time has come. My kids are over ten and seven years old. We have taught them about privacy for themselves, and respecting their bodies and their right to space. My tweenager now locks the bathroom door, doesn’t want anyone

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Keeping Your Dog Happy: 3 Essential Tips

If, like us, you are seriously considering adding a dog to your family, these helpful tips and collaborative post may be useful… Are you thinking about buying a dog for your family? Are you 100% confident you can give the

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Styling Dad for his birthday…

The husband celebrated a birthday recently, and because we like to spoil him, but also get him things he will like and use. He doesn’t get to go clothes shopping often, and I happened to know that he REALLY needed

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