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We’re going on a summer holiday…

The Mad House of Cat’s & Babies is going on holiday. Our first proper holiday in nearly five and a half years. We might be a bit exited. To show you how excited we are, I thought I would treat

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Picking your battles?

I am THAT mother. After almost 8 years of parenting, and figuring out how to handle two children with very different personalities, I have worked out that picking your battles, is the best way to manage. A friend of mine shared

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Loom band loathing?

So I am about to confess something that will horrify millions of people…. I don’t like Loom Bands! I have managed to avoid getting any, or being given any, for the children (or me) since the craze started. But, unfortunately,

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Second time round…

I thought, that sending Little Man off into the big wide world of school, doing the whole starting school thing, second time round, would be easier. Nope, it’s not. Little Man had his “induction day” at school today. He spent

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Proud

I am generally a parent who is proud of my children. Sometime they do drive me a bit batty, and sometimes I wonder how on earth I will ever get this parenting malarkey right, or help them to be who

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A Sleep Hotel?

Is there such a thing as a sleep hotel for tired parents? This is part a tongue in cheek post, but part serious… I was going to blog about our sleep issues, again, because frankly, I am tired and the

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No technology in the bedroom!

I don’t read, at night any more. A lifelong habit of reading, has fallen by the wayside, because of technology. So we have banned technology from the bedroom… I love my iPhone, and recently acquired iPad, and I have a

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Am I wrong? Ofsted Job Nominations

Am I wrong to think that a person who has donated a vast amount of money to the conservative party, who has limited experience of actually working in schools, and ran Carphone Warehouse as his last major job role, is

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Endoftermitis?

Anyone else struggling with endoftermitis? I love the word. It perfectly describes how we are all feeling, here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies. We are tired, all of us (well, I don’t know about the cats, but

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A rookie parenting mistake…?

This is the blog post, where I confess that I have made a parenting oops, and what some would see as a rookie mistake and talk about children and sleep. You know you have missed my posts about sleep…. I

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