Free school meals? No thanks.

(Image source) So, the UK government, has decided, after much umming, and ahhing, to offer free school meals to all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 of Primary school from September. Currently only families who fall below a certain financial threshold receive school meals for their children. We are not entitled to free school […]

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When the stomach bug makes you anxious…

(This is what the virus that causes most stomach bugs looks like. Fairly innocent and innocuous until it hits your system and makes you ill!) No one likes the stomach bug. No one enjoys when it lurches it’s nasty way into your system, and makes you ill, and spreads to your family. It’s unpleasant, and […]

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Smelling the roses whilst cleaning with Zoflora

I am horribly picky about the products we use, in our home for cleaning. I tend to use old fashioned cleaning products, like bicarbonate of soda, and vinegar, or plain old hot water and soap suds, or caustic soda for really nasty stuff like stains on the bath. I am very fussy about smells, a […]

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Perspective….

On my desk, which is a bit messy, with stuff piled up, because I have been away for 3 days and I usually clear it at the end of each day, because I HATE clutter and mess, especially in space I have to work or spend a lot of time in, stands a vase, with […]

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Why I am “meh” about Mother’s Day…

Oh here she goes again about days that she doesn’t like celebrating…. I know, I sound bah humbug, when I say that I am not really bothered or feel like I need a fuss made on one day, in the year. Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has been taken over by the shops and media […]

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Do you let your kids play out with other kids in the street?

 (photo source) This is a parenting quandary, that I am trying to work out in my head, and with discussion and input from LSH. I thought I would talk about it on the blog, and see what other parents thought and do too. In the next street, there is a family, that have children the […]

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Cow’s Milk Allergy: A kick in the guts

by Emma Oliver  So your baby is inconsolable and having trouble feeding. Maybe it’s colic? Or is there more to it? As a mother, sometimes it’s simply a matter of gut instinct… From one day old, my daughter Esme suffered with severe colic and a burning silent reflux. Hardly surprising then, she screamed around the […]

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Guest Post from Rachael Cherry from NannyPro

Does Your Children’s Art Decorate Your Walls? Millions of families around the world decorate the walls of their homes with art, photography and family pictures. When you look at your walls, are they covered in extravagant pieces of art that catch a person’s eye? Do you feel a connection with the pieces that adorn your […]

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Sleep deprivation, and a solution. A guest post.

This week, we have AtoZMummy, sharing her thoughts on how sleep deprivation has affected her life, and that of her families, when her second child Baby A arrived, and started having sleep issues when he was about 5 months old. She’s also had a battle, to win, with sleep, she and I have shared many […]

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A Parenting frustration – poo, wee, fart, burp…

Yes, that’s the title of this blog post and it will all make sense when you read further, I promise, I haven’t lost the plot and taken to talking like a pre school child with potty mouth… However, that is what this post is about. Small Boy is going through that delightful stage where he […]

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