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School Valentine’s Disco – bah humbug!

Bah humbug school disco

My children are nine and almost six. They have no idea what romance is. They make like to make sick noises and laugh when their father and I show each other affection, because “kissing is gross”. They have no idea

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How to care for your cat from the start…

Some helpful tips in this collaborative post about cat care.  Cats are such independent, proud little creatures that it can almost seem like you’re not really their owner at all. However, you’re surely aware that they need a lot more

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I am just an average mother and that’s ok but why are we attacking each other?

Father Ted

There’s a lot of kerfuffle on the internet at the moment, I am seeing it on Facebook, and other places about mums and how much they share about their lives, and that some mums are very honest and open about

Posted in Family Life and Parenting

I am not always upbeat about being sleep deprived…


It’s no secret that I don’t get much sleep. My lovely boy doesn’t sleep that well, or goes through patches where sleep is pretty challenging. It sometimes is good, sometimes it isn’t. We are currently in a very rough patch,

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I’m in hand made marshmallow heaven… (And a little giveaway)


I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t like marshmallow. Ok, that’s not entirely correct, I don’t like the chewy stuff you get in packets in the shop. I do however LOVE hand made marshmallow and will always be tempted if

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When the hamster escapes…


So, you’re feeling really under the weather, riddled with proper flu. You can barely stagger to the bathroom and the household is trying to manage without you for a few days, whilst you recover. It’s 640am in the morning and

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Today I’m a bad parent because…


I’m not a perfect parent (there is no such thing by the way, don’t ever let anyone tell you there is!) and sometimes I’m a bad one. Welcome to my Bad Parent blog post series… I upset my small son.

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An ache…


I have an ache. It won’t go away. It comes and goes, sometimes it’s quite noticable and makes me draw a breath, sometimes it’s very dull and I barely notice its presence.  It’s the ache that I’ve had for a

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Stuff we love – January 2016


January hasn’t been the best month for us, with LSH recovering from a mild but not nice dose of pneumonia and then Emily and I getting flu but we have just about survived and coped. Some things that have got

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Top tips when decorating your child’s bedroom


We are about to move both children out of their shared room, into their own bedrooms, so we are looking at decorating each room and making them special for each child, whilst working within a budget. This helpful collaborative post

Posted in Family Life and Parenting

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