A family holiday with a difference – Home Exchange

Going on holiday and finding somewhere to stay can be challenging and sometimes expensive, especially when you are travelling with children. We’ve done it, and whilst we have managed and enjoyed it, I have often wondered if there was another way that was a bit more family friendly. Hotels can be fine, but aren’t always […]

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When you always need a rain mac – with Mac in a sac

We live in the UK. There are many wonderful things about that but one of the slightly, ahem, challenging things, is the lovely British weather. I always make jokes that even in the summer time, I need to take a raincoat and my sunglasses with me, because it could be warm and sunny, or it […]

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Just what is your cat trying to tell you?

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A treat for the summer…

Summer holidays are almost upon us… (if your children are already on holiday, just nod smugly and agree, some of us have another week or so to drag ourselves through 😉 ) You may have plans to go away somewhere nice to try and get more sunshine that seems to be available in the UK […]

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I am going a bit deaf – Animal Tales

My mistress is worried about me. She thinks I might be loosing my hearing. She says she has noticed over the past few months that I am not as responsive as I used to be, and that she will often be calling me or talking to me and I don’t seem to respond as fast. […]

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Parents are SO embarrassing…

So, ahem, apparently my daughter has something to say. She asked if she could write a blog post, about her parents. She seems to think we are appallingly embarrassing and wants to know if other children feel the same about their parents? I think I am in trouble… I may just go and remind her […]

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Surcare – Getting tough laundry done, but being kind to skin…

I do a LOT of laundry. Two kids, who wear school uniform, and a lot of extra curricular activities that mean there are lots of muddy, sweaty, sometimes paint covered clothes dumped in the wash basket every week. I also have a husband that runs and cycles for exercise and I work with small children […]

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When Mum has a meltdown. No mum is perfect.

When Mum has a meltdown, you know 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 […]

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