Bad parenting day? They happen. It’s ok.

When you are are having a VERY BAD DAY and you want bedtime to happen… Last week, we had a really bad day. I had a bad parenting day. We all seemed to have woken up in bad moods, and both the children, in their own ways, were not their usual selves. The boy had […]

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Don’t tell me to ditch the dummy!

I used to be one of those people who thought I knew it all about parenting, and that I would be a perfect parent, that is, until I had children, and then realised how utterly wrong I was, and how little I actually knew about the reality of having your own children One thing I […]

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She’s just a cat?

This is Layla, our 14-year-old, half Persian cat. We rescued her, when she was still very tiny, as the runt of an unplanned and unwanted litter (her mother was not meant to fraternize with the local feral tomcat, Layla and her two siblings were the result) and she is my first “baby”. That sounds silly, […]

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You know you are going to have an interesting day when…

You have to call 999 before 9am! Yesterday, I had a calm, productive day planned. The children were going to their lovely child minder’s for a few hours, I was going into where I work, to do the mountain of admin that lurks in my cupboard, make some calls that need to be done without […]

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The Supermarket Meltdown (A Dad’s experience)

Over the years of parenting two children I like to think that I have evolved in my management of unmanageable situations and this is one, which although unpleasant, I felt a bit better about in myself after the event than I have done on previous similar occasions… Setting the scene, Mom is resting and I […]

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So, sleep? We are actually getting some!

Yes, you read it right. I posted on our Facebook page, last week, that we had had a breakthrough, and were cautiously optimistic that more sleep was coming our way, and it seems to be a regular thing now. Small Boy, of his own accord, like he seems to do with everything else, decided that […]

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Better luck second time round!

Last Friday, we went for a family day trip to a National Trust property, we had visited, previously, almost exactly two years ago, in fact. Nymans House is about an hours drive away from us. To say that the visit last time, was not a good one, would be putting it mildly and I have […]

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So, the Bounty pack thing?

(Image source) Last week, I received an e-mail, asking me to join in and sign the petition, that is being brought against Bounty, who provide sample packs, and take photos of newborns, on maternity wards up and down the country. From what I can work out, having read a few articles, blogs and opinions on […]

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Screen time limits (or not?)

(No, my children don’t normally watch TV like this…) With the arrival of the long summer holidays, which I am rather glad about (we are in week one, I may have changed my mind by the end of this week) something that has been on my mind for a while, is screen time, and how […]

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