Dear swimming lesson and swimming pool parents.

I am a swim mum. My children both have swimming lessons weekly, and we visit our local leisure center, for this. We use the pool, and then we shower and go home. I loathe public swimming pools, but because I believe that swimming is an important life skill for kids to learn, we go, and […]

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It is not ok, just because you are a man….

We live in an age where people now use social media to communicate, and to interact with each other. People form communities via social networks and they are an incredibly useful tool. They are also a space for people to abuse and to behave in a way that would get them a slap in real […]

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A small boy’s rant about football stickers…

My small boy faithfully collected lots of Fifa World Cup football stickers this summer, alongside watching the World Cup. He wasn’t able to collect all of them and the are not available in shops. You can buy them on Amazon on eBay but the cost has been vastly inflated, and this had made him rather […]

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I told a fellow parent off…

This week, I told a fellow mother off. I gave her my opinion on something she was doing, actually allowing her child to do. It is rare of me to do that. There is nothing worse, I think than when other mothers give each other a hard time, for what we are doing!  But, I […]

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If you use e-mail…

There are some rules… E mail is a widely used form of communication. I send a lot and I get a lot. I often read through over one hundred a day, and that’s not a lot compared to others. Things that annoy me when people use e-mail but forget the basic rules. 1. When someone […]

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Just move on…

The alternative title of this blog post is “my mother always said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” but apparently that’s too long and ruins the SEO or something… Social media is a funny place. It’s a community, a space where we can share our feelings, our thoughts, our opinions, […]

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A rant about dressing up days at school…!

This is my face. Ok, it’s not my face, but it’s the look that was on my face this morning, when my children informed me of YET ANOTHER dressing up day at school. I am an ogre (except I hate dressing up, so I stomp about angrily like an ogre, I just don’t dress like […]

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