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The Mad House of Cats & Babies is going camping…

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Well, ok, technically glamping, which is much nicer (I’m not a camping fan, everyone knows that!)  (Photo source)  You can check out how we are getting on, and the fun we are having (and hopefully the weather will behave) on

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Should young children have to stand for adults on public transport?

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When we were in Bangkok last Christmas, one thing I noticed, when we used public transport, was that Thai people treat children differently on transport. We used the SkyTrain a lot, whilst we were there (it’s amazingly efficient, we loved

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Pet responsibility. 

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Having any pet, be it a few fish, or a dog that needs a lot of walking, or a cranky old cat that needs lots of tlc, is a big responsibility. When the children begged me to let them get

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OvuSense helps you stay in control

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Trying to conceive a baby doesn’t always happen as easily as the movies and books would make you believe. If you follow our blog you will know that we are hoping to add a third small human to our number,

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BabySteps – a clever pregnancy calendar (and giveaway)

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So it’s not an unknown thing that we are looking to add to our number here at the Mad House of Cats & Babies. It has been a while since I started looking at baby things, and I am having

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A fruit treat snack perfect for toddlers….

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You might not know, that in my “other” job,  I help to run toddler/parent groups, near where I live. At those groups, we like to serve a snack, during the playtime session, to all the children who have joined us.

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Thinking about getting a dog?

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As you will know if you read my blog on a regular basis, I am a cat person. My family only has cats and fish, no dogs. However, a friend of mine recently told me that her children had been

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Listening to and loving stories with Puffin Audio books….

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We love reading, and my children still love being read to, and we encourage them to enjoy reading by trying to read to them as often as we can, usually at bedtime. When I was a child, I used to

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This week I am a bad parent because….

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        Welcome to my weekly Bad Parent blog post. A place to get those moments we all have, off our chest. Feel free to share in the comments section, if you feel the same or just have

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5 Things Never to say to an Adoptive Parent

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I am not brave. I am not special. I am not unique. I am a mother. I am a mother who loves her children unconditionally. I am a mother who didn’t give birth to her children. I am a mother

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