Thinking about parental leave?

As a mother who also works outside of the home, as well as being self employed, life is busy and I am aware that if we are fortunate enough to have another baby, that things have changed with parental leave. When I had my first child, nine years ago, I was working for the NHS, […]

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My Wild Ones – Rambling in the brambles…

We have a little boy who likes animals. Our current menagerie include a hamster, a giant snail and now some stickinsects called Twig and Sticky (original, I know!) The stickinsects like fresh leaves. Bramble leaves to be precise. This means that three times a week you will find me rambling about our local copse, armed […]

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Listening to stories… 

Both my children LOVE being read to, and also reading themselves. We’ve always encouraged reading and enjoyed it. Recently, with us all being sick with, not as much reading happened. But, because technology is brilliant we had a brilliant substitute. We listen to books! Listening to stories is a great alternative to reading. Audio books. […]

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School Valentine’s Disco – bah humbug!

My children are nine and almost six. They have no idea what romance is. They make like to make sick noises and laugh when their father and I show each other affection, because “kissing is gross”. They have no idea what Valentines Day is other than it’s a day that they give us cards they […]

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How to care for your cat from the start…

Some helpful tips in this collaborative post about cat care.  Cats are such independent, proud little creatures that it can almost seem like you’re not really their owner at all. However, you’re surely aware that they need a lot more care and diligence than they would like to admit. Especially when it comes to health […]

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I am not always upbeat about being sleep deprived…

It’s no secret that I don’t get much sleep. My lovely boy doesn’t sleep that well, or goes through patches where sleep is pretty challenging. It sometimes is good, sometimes it isn’t. We are currently in a very rough patch, due to routine changes and him being extra sensitive to change. It’s part and parcel […]

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When the hamster escapes…

What happens when the hamster escapes and flu ridden Mum is the only person able to track her down and get it back? So, you’re feeling really under the weather, riddled with proper flu. You can barely stagger to the bathroom and the household is trying to manage without you for a few days, whilst […]

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Top tips when decorating your child’s bedroom

We are about to move both children out of their shared room, into their own bedrooms, so we are looking at decorating each room and making them special for each child, whilst working within a budget. This helpful collaborative post is has useful tips for decorating your child’s room…   It’s nice to spend time […]

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Win some fabulous EzeeBats from EzeeSport

 You may have seen our other post about EzeeSport. They are a brilliant company who are working to help children get more active and enjoying sports of all kinds and work with children of all ages and abilities. They also have the amazing EzeeBat. “Finally a bat that teaches racket skills! The EzeeBat is a […]

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