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10 things motherhood has taught me…

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The lovely Aimee over at MumAmie  has tagged me in a post about 10 things motherhood has taught me with some of her thoughts on what she has learned being a mum and parent. I loved what she has to say. 

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The world according to Humphrey – book giveaway

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We love reading in our house, both adults and children alike. We all have our own particular favorite authors and books we love, but sometimes we find books that both adults and children like and can read together. Matthew has

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Project Mc2 – Smart is the new cool…

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We love science  in our house. I have a nine and a half year old who will pull out  her science experiment kit at any given moment to start trying out making things or compounding mixtures. She loves to explore

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The secret life of pets…

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What do our pets get up to when we aren’t at home or aren’t watching them? What do they REALLY do when they are alone (or think they are) We have two cats, both are funny, naughty, and have real

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Things to keep kids busy when travelling in the car on holiday…

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We were lucky enough to be able to go on holiday to France, this summer. It’s a long drive to where we stay, but it’s worth it, and we love our time away.  It takes a lot of planning to

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Summer fun with Bratz

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We are still knee deep in summer holidays here, and finding things to do, to keep us all busy and happy through the long weeks off school. We are a family that likes to be out and about most of

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Summer reading – How to update your parents…

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We are always looking for fun kids books to read, both children are voracious readers and we encourage this habit.  Emily has recently been reading How to Update Your Parents, by Pete Johnson.  What can you do when you’re trapped

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No more messy holiday wash bag…

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We have just been away on holiday,  which involved a lot of planning and packing, of course. Lists, shopping, packing, repacking, remembering things, taking things out that REALLY aren’t needed and trying to squeeze things in.  Packing items like toothbrushes

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Helping Your Kids Prepare for the Future

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(Image used with permission)  Careers That Encourage Creativity It is certainly no secret that we all want our children to grow up better than we did. We want them to go to the best schools, get the best jobs, and

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A day out at Down House…

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The summer holiday are here and we have time to plan days out for the kids and find fun things to do with them… Sometimes that’s easier said than done!  My kids are at still the age where they like

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