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Self-care tips for busy parents

As busy parent’s we can often find our days are like a never ending to do list, as soon as we have finished one thing it is straight on to the next. As well as looking after our children, there is cleaning, chores and for some of us work to fit in as well. With […]

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Why the Olympus TG-5 Tough is a great camera for parents that love to take pictures!

I love photography. It is my other passion along side writing. I like to have pictures of our family days out and activities so we can have them as lasting memories. I have my Nikon D3330 which I love and use a lot for my photography however it is not the type of camera you […]

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Why I don’t force my children to read!

My girls get given the task of reading for 15 minutes every night as part of their school homework which I am sure is the same for nearly every primary school in the UK. When my girls were younger and I was new to motherhood I wanted to make sure I did the right thing […]

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Managing the Mayhem of Meltdowns’ Parenting course review

If you haven’t heard of Growth & Grit as a parent then you really should take a look at their website. It is packed full of resources and advice for parents and the owner Eloise is so knowledgeable. She has almost 20 years experience working with children who have various needs. She is a teacher, […]

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Why we unexpectedly had one of the best Christmas days ever!

I normally love the run up to Christmas and really get into the Christmas vibe. I love listening to the Christmas songs, eating mince pies, watching the nativities, doing Christmas activities with the kids, watching Christmas films and I even love wrapping. Ever year I start to do my Christmas shopping in October and I […]

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Why I Restricted my Kids Screen Time and The Benefits I Saw

My girls have always been quite good at not spending too much time on their tablets and given the chance would much rather be outside playing than sitting indoors watching YouTube. However like most of us they start to hibernate during the winter months. When they get back from school it is either too wet, […]

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All parents make mistakes!!

It is the dreaded swimming lessons this evening!! This got me thinking about the times recently at swimming when I have had epic parent fails and I wanted to share these with you all to highlight the fact they we all make mistakes when it comes to parenting.  My parent fails at swimming lessons! When […]

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I Miss The Hugs

Last night we were all watching a film together and I was laying on the sofa when my youngest came and snuggled up with me and I ended up falling asleep. That is until she found my phone and started taking selfies of us (little monkey). Snuggling up to her on the sofa made me […]

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Lisa Norman shares her story on the premature birth of her son Neil!

Lisa Norman shares with us her heart wrenching story about the difficulties and trauma they went through when their son Neil was born prematurely. Lisa is an amazing woman as you will read from her story, she has also set up her own business Presents for Preemies to help others with premature babies. Guest Blog […]

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Music brings families together!

Music is a powerful tool to help build and strengthen relationships especially in families. Children from a young age are drawn to music and you will often see children dancing away to a beat without a care in the world and when adults join in with them this can really build a stronger bond and […]