6 fun ways to get the kids excited about going back to school

Even if you have an eager beaver all through the school year, after six weeks of getting comfy at home any kid’s going to be a bit reluctant about going back to school. more “6 fun ways to get the kids excited about going back to school”

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For Flex Sake; #CleanUpTheFWord

There will no doubt be many FFS moments, muttered under breath, this summer holidays. Fortunately for me, and the flexible approach to work I’ve been able to adopt, childcare headaches won’t be causing any of them. more “For Flex Sake; #CleanUpTheFWord”

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How to Healthify your home in three key areas

Health means different things to different people, but there are some undeniable aspects of our lives that can affect our well-being in positive or negative ways. more “How to Healthify your home in three key areas”

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Our box full of memories from The Creation Station

Just this afternoon, as I was storing away the dense bag of drawings and artwork from Tigs first year at primary school, I stumbled across a box full of memories from what seems like a lifetime ago. more “Our box full of memories from The Creation Station”

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The Beach at Bluewater

A huge shopping centre may not traditionally be the top of your list when planning summer activities with the kids. However, having one of the largest shopping Malls in the UK here on our doorstep in Kent, you’d be totally missing out if you didn’t pay Bluewater a visit this summer. more “The Beach at Bluewater”

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Slowing down for summer…

As has become customary in the two years Mum Muddling Through has been running, when it comes to school holidays, things take a totally different schedule. Since January this year here at HQ I’ve been working my socks off to make sure there is a post live every day at 6 a.m., with the odd exception during the week breaks from school when there has been a total blog break.  more “Slowing down for summer…”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 74

Hey hey #CoolMumClub – fab to see you for what we have decided will be the last link up for the summer holidays whoop whoop! Quite frankly, we feel that we, and you should be winding down your summer evenings with a G&T on the patio furniture, as we will be doing too – together in spirit (or should that be spirits?).

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Measuring success; #IAmABlogger

A few weekends ago I was finally lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket to a ‘Lucky Things Meet Up’ event in London – a seminar and networking event organised by Sunita from ‘Lucky Things Blog‘.  The theme of the event was ‘Career confidence’, and whilst I planned my journey and my outfit it occurred to me that this perhaps was the worst themed event I could have gone to. After all, I’m on a career break, being ‘just’ a stay at home Mum, doing ‘not much really’ as I so often respond to the question ‘What are you doing now?’. more “Measuring success; #IAmABlogger”

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My dream #DRSSummerBathroom + WIN £250 at Designer Radiator showroom

Our family bathroom isn’t too shabby, having given it a spa inspired overhaul a couple of years ago, but there’s only so much you can do with limited space. It’s far from my dream bathroom! more “My dream #DRSSummerBathroom + WIN £250 at Designer Radiator showroom”

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The first year of primary school: Done

It is truly unbelievable that a whole year has passed since we waved goodbye to Tigs’ nursery and all the wonderful staff and friends she had made there. This time last year we were excitedly attending settling in sessions at her new school and making awkward smiles to the new faces nervously standing outside the classroom (and that was just the Mums). We were panicking about the most obscure of things; whether to buy uniform in age 3-4 or 4-5, how we’d navigate the school run logistics, whether we had made the right choices, and of course, how would she get on. more “The first year of primary school: Done”

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