When do you draw the line with getting new pets?

So, my almost 6 year old (he tells me that, he refuses to be “just five” any more) announced recently that he wants a gecko for a pet, for his birthday. He wants to get a terrarium, set it up and keep a gecko, or two, in there.  I had less than normal pets as […]

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Pets & Fireworks…

I love a good firework display. The colours, the bangs and sparkles. I’m not a kill joy, by any means.  There are certain times of the year when you know there are going to be fireworks set off, in your area. Either publicly arranged displays, or privately in people’s gardens. New Year’s Eve being one […]

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Conversations about car seats…

In my previous job as a children’s nurse, I looked after several children who had been badly injured in car accidents, due to wrongly used or fitted car seats. It affected me, very much, and when I had my own children, I became and still am rigid about car seat safety and my children stay […]

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I love the school holidays but…

I love the school holidays, but I really struggle with the squabbling and bickering. 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. The sulking, the arguments, the not sharing, the oversharing… […]

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Finding my confidence as a parent.

It’s funny, because even though I was a nanny, then a pediatric nurse, and having worked with many families and children over the  years, when I was handed my own baby, my first born, all of my knowledge and experience went out of the window. My husband and I literally looked at each other, over […]

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What the cat’s want for Christmas…

So the humans are getting excited about something called Christmas. We have no idea what it means, but it seems to involve people coming to the house, a tree, sometimes a real one, sometimes a plastic one, appearing in the living room, covered in lights, and sparkly things, which we are not allowed to attack […]

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Keeping hair accessories super organised with The Hair Helper…

So, in our house, we have uncountable numbers of hair accessories, between my daughter and I. We both have long hair, and this requires hair ties (plain ones for me) and her (she has LOTS of pretty ones, she’s less boring than me) hair clips, hair bands, hair nets for dance class, and believe it […]

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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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Humans are silly

Jasper and Layla here. We have catnapped the blog for a few minutes to have a rant.  Humans are silly, in fact they are downright weird, and frankly, a bit annoying sometimes. We honestly don’t think that they really actually understand us cats, even though they like to think they do.  For example, this week […]

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