Are we nearly there yet?

Is a phrase familiar to most parents travelling with children. We have just come back from holiday in France, and we travelled by car, there and back, a long drive, and heard “are we nearly there yet?” a good few times. Travelling with children can be fun, but also challenging for both parents and the […]

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Give me an hour…

After some reflection and thought whilst on holiday and a chat with the children, we have come to a deal, with how we will manage our time, in this long summer holiday. They want to spend time with me. They know that what I do on the blog is becoming more of a job now, […]

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Where we stayed – Les Hirondelles, Chabanol

We have just come to the end of our first proper family holiday in a long time. We chose to visit a place in the south of France, in the Auvergne region. It was a longer drive, to come to a place in France, than if we had headed to other spots recommended by friends, […]

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A few holiday essentials & must haves in my bag…

I am not a HUGE user of facial products and skin care stuff. I prefer to have a small selection of firm favourites that work, and are useful, than pots and pots of stuff I use rarely. Anyone who knows me from my teenage school years will laugh, because back then, I was infamous for […]

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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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