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Mum standards…

The alternative title of this post could be – When you and your tweenager disagree on what the word “tidy” means and what a tidy bedroom should look like…  The tweenager and I are having a difference of opinion, the

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The House’s Role In The Kid’s Education

Credit Parents are constantly looking for ways to make sure their kids get the best education. Francis Bacon said knowledge is power, and he was dead right. Studies show that poorer children struggle more in life, but not because of

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All parents have superpowers!

I personally think that all parents are superheros with unsung superpowers. I have met and known MANY mums in my lifetime, so far. I have worked as a nanny, a children’s nurse, and now I have my own children and

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When family members need extra care…

This seems like a funny post to write at Christmas time, when in theory the season should be all about joy, love and family but sometimes life isn’t picture perfect like it is on Christmas cards or in the movies.

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Family Made Simple

The definition of the word “family” is different for everyone. What used to be described as “the nuclear family”, where you had two parents and one or two children, really doesn’t exist any more. As my Nana would have said

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4 Mom Hacks That Make Life Easier

A collaborative post with some helpful tips to make life easier… Image from Pixabay If there is anyone who needs more time in a day, it’s a mom. You are juggling the kids and their busy schedules, working, keeping up

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Why is supermarket shopping in France nicer than at home?

It’s no secret, that I LOATHE supermarket shopping. The actual act of going to a supermarket, and having to buy things. Online shopping takes a lot of the sting out of it, but as much as I would like to

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When Mum has a meltdown… 

It’s been that kind of day.  It started badly, with tears, tantrums and grumps, and I lost my cool after being shouted at by one child and stropped at by the 9.5 year old going on tweenager… (Have I mentioned

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How to help your child adjust to a new sibling…

While the majority of children look forward to the arrival of a new baby, some do change their minds once they arrive. They might suddenly start being naughty or craving your attention more than usual. Some children will even regress

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I Love the holidays but hate the squabbling…

Before I continue, with this post, please don’t get me wrong, I adore my children, and I do love having them at home, but… Oh, the squabbling. The bickering, the tale telling.     It’s that time again. I’ve breathed a

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