Why is supermarket shopping in France nicer than at home?

It’s no secret, that I LOATHE supermarket shopping. The actual act of going to a supermarket, and having to buy things. Online shopping takes a lot of the sting out of it, but as much as I would like to pretend that supermarkets don’t exist, sadly they do, and they are useful. That doesn’t mean […]

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When Mum has a meltdown… 

It’s been that kind of day.  It started badly, with tears, tantrums and grumps, and I lost my cool after being shouted at by one child and stropped at by the 9.5 year old going on tweenager… (Have I mentioned she’s just like me? I’m kind of dreading actual adolescence actually!) and I’ll cheerfully admit […]

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How to help your child adjust to a new sibling…

While the majority of children look forward to the arrival of a new baby, some do change their minds once they arrive. They might suddenly start being naughty or craving your attention more than usual. Some children will even regress and start wanting to use diapers and being fed by a bottle again. This is […]

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I Love the holidays but hate the squabbling…

Before I continue, with this post, please don’t get me wrong, I adore my children, and I do love having them at home, but… Oh, the squabbling. The bickering, the tale telling.     It’s that time again. I’ve breathed a sigh of relief, because there’s no school run for two whole weeks. No lunchboxes, sports […]

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What you don’t see: getting a babysitter isn’t easy…

This is my series on parenting a child with a higher set of needs than his peers. Our beautiful boy, has a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder, mainly auditory, with some emotional/behavioural issues. We don’t know if this is because of the earlier ear/infection/hearing  issues he had, or if he will “grow out of” his […]

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This week I am a bad parent because….

        Welcome to my weekly Bad Parent blog post. A place to get those moments we all have, off our chest. Feel free to share in the comments section, if you feel the same or just have your own bad parent moment to share. No judgment, just honesty and hopefully some humour, […]

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Sometimes I don’t like this parenting job…

Let me preface that statement in the title of this blog post with the following: I ADORE my children, I would give my last breath for them. Woe betide anyone who tries to hurt them, because they will have to face me. However, there are days, in fact weeks, where I don’t like the parenting […]

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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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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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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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