Old fashioned books?

  Now that my eight and a half year old is really reading independently (disappearing into her room to read, sometimes for hours, I used to do the same) I am looking at books for her to enjoy that she can read alone.  I must admit that I struggle a bit with finding stuff she […]

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Summer Reading Challenge?

    We love reading, I am an avid reader, sadly, I often feel I don’t get enough time to read as many books as I would like anymore, but I do try to when I have time. We also encourage our children to read, by reading with them, to them, and now encouraging independent […]

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What I am reading – The Psychopath Test

This week, I thought I would share my thoughts on a book that was given to me by LSH for Valentines Day (we don’t normally make a fuss on Valentines Day, but this year we treated each other to a book. He got one on coffee making, as per his request) A good friend of […]

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When a book has your name in it…

Reading is something we are very passionate about here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies and we love books. A personalised book is something extra special…. Little Man loves reading, and has in fact, just learned to really read, himself, working hard at school and with us to master this very important skill. […]

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What I’m reading this week…

This week I wanted to share about a series of lovely books I have read, and starting a new one… I had actually read the first book, in the series, before we went on holiday, to France, this past summer, but when we were away, the owners of the gite, where we stayed, had copies […]

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What I’m reading this week…

This week has been challenging, with lots of things going on, both at home and in other areas of our lives, a stomach bug has made 1/2 term less fun for certain household members and it’s not all gone as planned.  However, I have had some light relief, and am enjoying these books, by the […]

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What we’re reading this week.

This week, it’s a brief post from me, as it has been a manic few days, and life has got in the way, a bit recently, and whilst I LOVE to read, and we read with the children, a lot, and encourage reading, this week, I have barely had a chance to pick up a […]

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Just me – I am not used to doing nothing…

This holiday has been interesting, for the first time in a long time, I have taken some time off, from a lot of the daily routine that keeps me busy and have had time to do things IF I want to, or to do nothing, if I want to. Doing nothing, and not being busy […]

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Creative kids – keeping a busy little mind occupied!

Small Boy is now 4, and I am continually amazed by what I can see in terms of development. I remember Big Girl at this age, it seemed to me like there were days when if I looked inside her head, the whirring, whizzing, and spinning of lots of little cogs, processing, learning and storing […]

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