What has a tween got to do to get a lie in round here…

Today you have the pleasure of the Tween, in all her sarcastic and grumpy tween glory, having a moan about lack of lie ins in our house. Given that I can’t remember the last time I myself had a proper lie in, in fact I think it was sometime before SHE  was born, probably, I […]

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Will he let you? How will he cope?

I am going away in 3 weeks time. Leaving my crew for 2 nights and 2 days. It’s my birthday in three weeks time, and instead of gifts, I asked if I could have some time off. I tend to prefer minimum fuss for my birthday, and this year I asked if it would be […]

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When your kid’s friends find your social media…

So the tween and I have had a chat. It’s come to that point where my social media and the blog, have met her world. She has friends who have social media. One or two of their parents know I blog. One of her friends, somehow, came across one of my instagram photos, and realised […]

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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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Dear family – I AM IN THE TOILET!!

Dear family. I love you. I am here for you. My life revolves around our family and it’s needs. I do my best for you, and I try to make life work for us all. Usually I’m available for your needs, or to talk, or to be mum/wife. But occasionally, just occasionally, I do something that […]

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Mum’s Prison Box…

Now that’s a bit of a title for a blog post isn’t it? What am I talking about?  I recently have become very frustrated, with something to do with my children, and as a result, I have instituted a new thing. It’s called Mum’s Prison Box. Let me start off with a tale of when […]

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Daily Snippets – #mumlifeglamlife 31/01/18

Seeing yourself mirrored in someone else is rather strange. I’m typing this as I watch my tweenager, who is lying on the sofa opposite me. She’s badly hurt her knee. We don’t know the exact verdict yet as to what exactly is wrong but safe to say it’s very sore, very swollen and we’ve had […]

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My kids have been bored this summer, and I am ok with that!

It has been a long summer break, for us. Longer than normal, due to our school being rebuilt and giving us extra weeks at the beginning and end of the holidays. 8 weeks in total. In some ways it’s been lovely, but in other ways, it has been challenging.  We have had lots of fun […]

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Date night with Mum…

I sometimes feel that in the madness of life, and also with the little bit of extra input her brother needs, that my tweenager occasionally feels a bit left out, or neglected. She’s generally quite easy going (well, except when those tweenage hormones flare, but we are learning to cope with those) and we have […]

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Making issues around bedwetting a bit easier?

The transition for a child from wearing nappies or pull ups at night, can be a tricky one. Some are ready quickly and are dry at night, and bed wetting is something you may not have to face, or you may have a little one who is not quite dry overnight (which up to a […]

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