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If the events of the past week have taught me anything, it’s the importance of the simple things in life. Family time, laughter and embracing our daughter’s’ childhood. more “– BLOG BREAK –”

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7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children

It was WC Fields who’s famously been credited with the maxim ‘Never work with children or animals’. As far as small children are concerned, taking great photos can certainly be a challenge. They won’t do as they’re told, they won’t stand still and pose for the camera, and they’re prone to messing about and pulling silly faces when you least want them to. So, what do you do to get those cute kiddie shots that everyone can coo over? more “7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 67

This post was drafted before the horrifying events on Monday, and whilst it saddens me to be writing this again, I think the right thing to do is carry on – albeit it in a more subdued fashion. The original intro squeaking about our half term plans  and my birthday seems so inappropriate so  it’s been deleted and replaced with this.

People of Manchester, victims and families, you are in our thoughts xxx

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Top Italian Locations for You and the Kids

Italy is a fantastic choice for a family holiday- whether you are looking for sunny beaches, spectacular mountains and lakes, history, art or of course unbeatable food and fresh wine. Plus, there are loads of things for kids to see and do, as well as destinations that offer a great way to teach them about history as they can see it with their own eyes. more “Top Italian Locations for You and the Kids”

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Can you eat your your way to happiness?

If you read my #BlogSquad post for www.meetothermums.com this month, you’ll know that a couple of weeks back I was having a rubbish day, week, moment…meh. more “Can you eat your your way to happiness?”

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The curse of being a dark haired woman

I’ve often listened to very fair haired people talk about having to wear mascara everyday, and draw on eyebrows, and wondered what that must be like. It’s not a problem I’ve ever had having very dark features, but that comes with it’s own trials and tribulations; It’s hard work not looking like a yeti. more “The curse of being a dark haired woman”

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On Wednesdays we walk

It was a new school year, and my eldest daughter had just started at a brand new nursery school. That all important year before school, and a full five morning a week schedule. It marked the proper transition from our life as we knew it (working part time, private day care provider) to stay at home Mum rocking the school run.  more “On Wednesdays we walk”

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High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea

There was an article this week on some newspaper or other that gave parenting bloggers a right old bashing. Bloggers, who, like me like to keep it real when reporting the daily (and nightly) grind of being a Mum. more “High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 66

Hi hun! Good to see you back here at the #coolmumclub 😉 The only place to kill time on a Thursday, and follow the little white rabbit down a hole of parenting must reads from the week…

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Enjoying a Family Holiday without Pulling (all) Your Hair Out

We all know the stress of planning for a family holiday; what with choosing the destination that is right for everybody (including children), buying plane tickets and reserving the right accommodation early so as to avoid the high prices of the tourist seasons, and preparing your (and the kid’s) luggage, it can be overwhelming for anybody. more “Enjoying a Family Holiday without Pulling (all) Your Hair Out”

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