5 Things Never to say to an Adoptive Parent

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 who can honestly say her children are beautiful, cute, gorgeous in fact insert any superlative […]

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Old fashioned books?

  Now that my eight and a half year old is really reading independently (disappearing into her room to read, sometimes for hours, I used to do the same) I am looking at books for her to enjoy that she can read alone.  I must admit that I struggle a bit with finding stuff she […]

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Fun at Kidzania London

 Kidzania has arrived in London. Take a trip to Westfield, in Shepherds Bush to come and join the fun. We were delighted to be asked by MumsNet to go and visit and see what it was all about. Kidzania is a new concept, for children aged 4-14. What is it about? Here is what they say: “Imagine a […]

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Summer Reading Challenge?

    We love reading, I am an avid reader, sadly, I often feel I don’t get enough time to read as many books as I would like anymore, but I do try to when I have time. We also encourage our children to read, by reading with them, to them, and now encouraging independent […]

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Cats are NOT stupid…

 If you read our blog at all, or follow us on any social media, you know that we have two cats. We love our kitties and are firmly convinced, like most pet owners that they are the cutest, prettiest and funniest creatures. It’s a bit like parenting. Of course you think your child (or pet) […]

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What really matters? 

We’ve come to the end of a long year of  school. It’s been a challenging year, for all of us in many ways. We’ve had moments where we were just in survival mode, and some real highs and lows.  My children amaze me. I don’t know why that continually surprises me, at almost nine years […]

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This week I am a bad parent because….?

  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 your own bad parent moment to share. No judgment, just honesty and hopefully some humour, because frankly I […]

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A few of Layla’s pet hates….

  My name is Layla. I am a 10-year-old half Persian cat. I live with a family of two children, another cat called Jasper,  some African giant land snails and a hamster. It’s always busy and a bit mad round here. That’s why this blog my human writes is called The Mad House of Cats & Babies… […]

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Proud…

I’m proud. Proud of my 8 year old. To be fair, I’m generally always proud of her, to me, she’s pretty amazing, but last weekend she once again reminded me again why… She and I walked/jogged 5km for Race For Life. We decided months ago that we wanted to do a race, and when I […]

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The iPad is a privilege and not a right…

My children and I are locked into a bit of a battle at the moment. They love the iPad we have (we only have one, technically it’s mine) and they have developed a  bit of an attitude that they can have it whenever they want and for however long they want, and assume that they […]

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