The Kitten that nobody wanted…

I don’t often write blog posts about the cats, even though they are part of the reason why the blog is named the way it is. I thought, however, that I might share Layla’s story with our readers. Layla came to us, unplanned. We had been thinking about getting a kitten, but because I was […]

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Creative Kids – Bucket list wish?

Welcome to creative kids. Mum is rubbish at crafts, but she likes to find other ways to encourage creativity, using imagination and having fun making things… No glitter allowed! 😉 This week’s Creative Kids is a bit of a cheat, I am afraid. It’s half term, so I am busy with the child members of […]

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Getting ahead with Ooberkids

Being a parent, and working with your children, to help them with their school work and encourage their strengths and help them work on areas where they struggle, is something I have found challenging. School work has changed quite a lot since I was actually at school myself, and although the basics are still the […]

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When a book has your name in it…

Reading is something we are very passionate about here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies and we love books. A personalised book is something extra special…. Little Man loves reading, and has in fact, just learned to really read, himself, working hard at school and with us to master this very important skill. […]

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This week I am a bad parent because…..

 Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post 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 […]

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Today I am a bad parent because….

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post 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 […]

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We don’t do party bags….

That’s right. You read correctly. Not only do I loathe party bags (I am sure I am not alone in that one) but we don’t do them, for parties we hold for our children. Why? Read on…. The recent article on how a mother is taking another parent who failed to send their child to […]

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Today I’m a bad parent because….

I have started a new series of blog posts. 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 […]

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That there is a proper case of post holiday blues….

Me: “Doctor, doctor, I don’t feel well. I am tired, and can’t get motivated, the cold weather is making me even more grumpy than usual, I have a bad cold & sinus infection, I don’t want to see people and all I want to do is curl up in my warm bed, with my hot […]

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What I’m reading this week….

Actually, this blog post is more like “what I read whilst on holiday, and decided to act on, when I got home….” I feel like our home is untidy, disorganised and cluttered. Two small children with lots of toys, and two adults with not a lot of time in their busy lives for tidying up, […]

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