Being organised and getting me time – a guest post.

Thank you so much to Sarah from Let Them Be Small for this really helpful post. She’s a very busy mum of two little ones under two years of age, so she knows what it’s like trying to balance parenting, with life, and trying to not only look after your growing family, but yourself as […]

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Sleep is boring Mummy, I don’t like going to bed…

Is what my small son says to me often. “Sleep is boring, Mummy, I don’t like going to bed”. I want to, but don’t reply, because it would be unhelpful, “I agree, I hate this bedtime thing, it’s boring, frustrating, and I would rather be elsewhere….” Bedtime is supposed to be a calm, peaceful, happy […]

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A picnic up a volcano? Why not?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know I have a bit of a hobby/fascination with volcanos. I have written about my love of all things volcanic and of my plan to climb an active volcano for my 40th birthday in 2 years time. Today, we were lucky enough to be […]

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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 you to a little snippet of what was one of my Mother’s favourite movies (I […]

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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 this picture on Facebook. Yes, there are some things we don’t negotiate on. My children […]

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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, LSH was given a packet, on Saturday, and so now, dooooom… We have Loom Bands […]

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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 some time in his new Reception classroom, with the teacher and classroom assistant that will […]

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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 they are meant to be, but generally, I look at them in amazement, and wonder […]

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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 sleep situation here is frankly probably what the United Nations would consider a form of […]

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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 NOT a suitable candidate for the job of being in charge of the team at […]

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