That time a cat scratch got the better of me.

Cats. I love them. They are part of my life, and partly the reason for the name of this blog. I have owned and cared for cats for all of my adult life, and had cats in my childhood, one way or another. I have learned how to give them medicine, groom them and manage […]

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Fabulous subscription boxes from Gus & Bella

*This is a review post, we were kindly sent some items to review and share about* The humans in this house think they are in charge. Of course, they aren’t really, but we let them think that because it keeps them happy. We cats are clever and much more sensible than humans though. We sleep […]

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Dear swimming lesson and swimming pool parents.

I am a swim mum. My children both have swimming lessons weekly, and we visit our local leisure center, for this. We use the pool, and then we shower and go home. I loathe public swimming pools, but because I believe that swimming is an important life skill for kids to learn, we go, and […]

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Simple eco friendly changes to your beauty routine.

Going green and using greener items around your home, to be eco-friendly as part of your lifestyle, is not a sweeping process, or at least it isn’t for most of us. Whilst some changes can be simple and relatively inexpensive, like walking to work instead of driving, for example, or not buying lunch in a […]

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Phonics, clearing up some of the mystery.

I didn’t learn to read using phonics, as a child, so I had no real idea of what all the fuss was about them, and using the phonic method to help children learn to read, until my own children started school. This is a helpful guest post explaining how phonics work and why they are […]

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Why we chose to homeschool.

This time last year, we made a rather monumental, and life-changing parenting choice. We didn’t share with many people, initially, because we wanted to try and work out how our plan would look, and if it was working then we could share and if it didn’t work, we could go back to what we knew […]

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The Power of Education – the Education and Parent Blogger Tag

The lovely Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook tagged me in The Power of Education – the Education and Parent Blogger Tag created by Freddies’s Mummy something a bit different and an interesting way to see how we all view education and what the future holds for our children. Education for me is the most important thing you can […]

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Spotty’s Sunday – Some surprising news…

Welcome to Spotty’s Sunday. Our little corner of the blog for all things Leopard Gecko. Written by Matthew, with a little help from mum. Spotty is our Leopard gecko who is about 26 weeks old.  This week, my mum and I have been talking about how we tell if a leopard gecko is a boy […]

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Styling a bedroom just for grown ups.

*This is a collaborative post* My parenthood journey has meant making a fair number of sacrifices as we have had kids, and our priorities have changed a lot. Before we had children, our house seemed to stay clean and tidy, and things rarely got broken or damaged. Once we had childen we realized that sometimes, […]

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