Where will you go? Absolute Days Out Directory – A days out guide

I love promoting and sharing local businesses, especially those that are useful for families & parents. This is a fantastic website.  This post is a little bit about their  website and what they do. They are called Absolute Days Out and they are working hard  to become the most comprehensive days out guide available – […]

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Four is Fun…

Four, I am rediscovering, and also remembering, is a fun, fantastic and also frustrating age. I remember, when Big Girl was turning two, being told “oh, you have the terrible two’s ahead of you, good luck with that, just you wait” because she was an easy toddler, but the expectation was that she would turn […]

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Ice cream vans are creepy…

You know that familiar sound? The tinkle tinkle of the music, from an ice cream van, as it meanders along the street, enticing children (and adults) to come and buy sweets and treats? I think they are creepy, and I really don’t like them. (photo source) I don’t know why, I loathe this vans seemingly […]

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The Marble Jar

We are going to use a marble jar, as a reward/incentive for Little Man. I wrote recently, that I was struggling with my children and their listening and doing skills (or lack thereof) and that I was frustrated. Part of that was tongue in cheek, and I know it’s normal for children to sometimes not […]

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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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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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