What really matters? 

We’ve come to the end of a long year of  school. It’s been a challenging year, for all of us in many ways. We’ve had moments where we were just in survival mode, and some real highs and lows.  My children amaze me. I don’t know why that continually surprises me, at almost nine years […]

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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, because frankly I […]

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A few of Layla’s pet hates….

  My name is Layla. I am a 10-year-old half Persian cat. I live with a family of two children, another cat called Jasper,  some African giant land snails and a hamster. It’s always busy and a bit mad round here. That’s why this blog my human writes is called The Mad House of Cats & Babies… […]

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Proud…

I’m proud. Proud of my 8 year old. To be fair, I’m generally always proud of her, to me, she’s pretty amazing, but last weekend she once again reminded me again why… She and I walked/jogged 5km for Race For Life. We decided months ago that we wanted to do a race, and when I […]

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The tablet device is a privilege and not a right…

My children and I are locked into a bit of a battle at the moment. They love the tablet device we have (we only have one, technically it’s mine) and they have developed a  bit of an attitude that they can have it whenever they want and for however long they want, and assume that […]

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Super Squish pouches…

We are very excited about something that is going to make our lunch boxes a bit more fun, save me some money, and help me to make sure the children are getting  healthy things to enjoy.   Super Squish pouches… These reusable pouches, designed to be used from weaning age onwards are perfect for what we want […]

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Guilty

I think guilt is something that comes when you become a parent. Dealing with the “why I am doing this?” “What did I do wrong?” “Should I or could I have done this differently” and “other people seem to manage or do this better, why can’t I?” are things I hear other parents say, when […]

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STOP SQUABBLING!!

I think if I was asked for a phrase I use a lot at the moment when talking to both my children, it would be “stop squabbling!” usually with a “please” or prefaced by “seriously guys”. I know it’s a common complaint for a lot of parents, but frankly the bickering going on at the […]

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Dear Human… You shall not brush my teeth!

The vet apparently thinks you need to be brushing my teeth, every day. The vet is clearly deluded and has no idea how strong my will is, how hard I can bite, or how sharp my claws are. Why he thinks that I would let you grab me, wrap me in a towel, then prize […]

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I don’t think that it should be “normal”…

Last week, I was chatting to my son’s teacher, about how he was doing at school, generally. The conversation, and what she had to say about him sounded great. He’s doing well, managing to achieve all the goals set for him, as a child in a reception class, excelling in some areas and managing to […]

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