When your child is sick….

I know what it’s like. Parents are busy, and have a lot to juggle, and if you are working, or running around after your family, a sick child adds extra chaos. I know that feeling. You wake up, your day is planned, then your little angel decides to projectile vomit all over the bedroom, or […]

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Today I’m a bad parent because…

  I am starting a new series. I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting job […]

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Violin exam time?

Big Girl has been learning playing the violin for over a year now, learning with the Suzuki method. I have sat in on quite a few lessons, and also helped her practice, and in a year, I can see she has made progress and in my limited knowledge of violin, seems to be doing well. […]

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What do your kids watch on TV?

I am in a bit of a quandary. I feel like I need to let almost 8 year old Big Girl expand her tv viewing choices, whilst balancing the desires of younger brother, and also a need to protect her from some of the stuff that is considered children’s tv but is not what I […]

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Pushchair Priority…

There’s a story, in the news this week, that caught my eye. It’s an interesting one, and the outcome could have the potential to affect all parents of small children who use public transport, with pushchairs. A disabled man, who was not able to board a bus, after a women refused to move her pushchair, […]

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And sleep….

It’s funny, to be writing a positive post about sleep. This blog started as a sort of journal or place for me to get my feelings out in the midst of what was the hardest part of my parenting journey so far, when we were all so sleep deprived, our marriage was struggling, I was […]

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Let’s talk about Christmas Presents…?

Something I want, something I need, something to wear and something to read…. This was a quote I found somewhere, about cutting down a Christmas wish list. I really like it. Last year, we did Christmas differently. We took the day for ourselves, and didn’t see anyone, and had Christmas dinner on our own, did exactly […]

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Finding Positive things

So, earlier this week, I had a bit of a rant on Facebook, about the fact that Little Man was struggling with being so tired after school, and that I personally think that at not quite 4.5 years old, he is too young to be in school, in a classroom, for 7 hours a day, […]

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What we are reading this week

If you ask my long suffering husband, otherwise known as LSH, he will tell you I am a movie-book purist. Nothing annoys me more than when a book is made into a movie and then the plot is either tweaked or changed to the point where it it is nothing like the original book. This […]

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