I am too old…

(Image source – Grumpy Cat) I am too old for late nights and more than half a glass of wine, I’ve decided. Ok, so this post is slightly tongue in cheek and probably a bit whiny but I am sure someone, somewhere, can relate.   We have had a busy weekend. It has been great […]

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What makes a “DAD”?

So anyone can be a father. It’s a quick biological act, that results in a baby. That bit, is usually easy. You don’t have to be blood related to someone to be a Dad, either. But makes a Dad? For me, a Dad is the person who loves, and encourages you, who doesn’t judge your life choices, […]

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Bite back?

Should you bite back, when your child bites you or someone else? I thought I would post an open question, and see what thoughts were, on biting. After my post last week, on the incident at the soft play, I have been chatting to lots of people, about young children biting and how to handle […]

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How to make yourself into the playground pariah…

So a few weeks ago, I apparently committed a massive parenting faux pas. I offended someone, and it seems like this has made me somewhat of a pariah, in the nursery playground. Unfortunately, the school playground is not just for the children to learn how to get along, relate, communicate and build relationships, or for […]

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Embracing technology

 We are embracing technology, there is finally an iPad in the house… We wavered for ages, about getting more technology. I am a bit of a geek, I do like gadgets and things that make life easier are great but we hadn’t purchased an iPad, mainly because they are SO expensive. However, we took the […]

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My child bites…

So, yesterday, I am sitting, drinking coffee, chatting to another mother, in a very busy, but surprisingly harmonious soft play. It is half term, it’s pouring with rain, and I had offered to babysit a friends two children, who are good friends with mine, for the morning. We opted to go for a soft play […]

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Choosing a bicycle helmet for your child

It’s no secret that after LSH’s bike accident, where he came off his bicycle on a dark, wet road, almost 4 years ago, and was badly concussed, after hitting his head, that I am PASSIONATE about everyone wearing a correctly fitted helmet when cycling, no matter what age they are. Thankfully LSH was wearing his […]

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My kids don’t listen!

 My kids don’t listen… I am sure is something LOTS of parents say, to themselves, their spouses/partners, other parents, friends, and occasionally, if you are me, to any random cat that happens to be within earshot in the house… I have even phoned my OWN father and moaned about it, of course he’s sympathetic, but […]

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Creative kids – keeping a busy little mind occupied!

Small Boy is now 4, and I am continually amazed by what I can see in terms of development. I remember Big Girl at this age, it seemed to me like there were days when if I looked inside her head, the whirring, whizzing, and spinning of lots of little cogs, processing, learning and storing […]

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