Austerity January – when you’re trying to reign in the spending

January is a funny old month. Following a time of indulgence and excess, it seems so many of us are trying to undo some of the damage done over Christmas in all sorts of intense short lived self driven campaigns. more “Austerity January – when you’re trying to reign in the spending”

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#CoolMumClub Linky week 88

Happy New Year Cool Mum Clubbers! It’s been sooo long since we bid farewell to the link ups of 2017, and whilst we have been easing ourselves gently back into the blogs, we have been loving your #coolmumclub instagram tags. It looked like you all had amazing Christmases, and are embracing new beginnings in 2018.  more “#CoolMumClub Linky week 88”

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2018: Time to do some Flexible work? #CleanUpTheFWord @DigitalMumsHQ

Blogging has been part of my life for a period spanning four calendar years now. When it started up back in 2015 I had literally no clue that it would lead to a means of me building a flexible career around my children. It wasn’t easy, a huge amount of time was invested right from day one, and there probably (?) hasn’t been a single day when I haven’t interacted with my blog, checked into it in some way or another.  more “2018: Time to do some Flexible work? #CleanUpTheFWord @DigitalMumsHQ”

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Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’

I’ve always been a bit cagey about letting the kids play with my phone. Mainly because I want it (!), but also because I didn’t want my iPhone7 which has a tendency to shatter all too easily, being used as a football or weapon by my three year old. more “Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’”

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Being more Tamara in 2018

It’s pretty standard in January to scoff all the leftover chocolate, binge on TV because everyone’s far too skint to be doing anything vaguely exciting, and of course, have a little think about the things you are going to better in the year ahead. more “Being more Tamara in 2018”

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Getting on the ‘On the wagon’ bandwagon #DryJanuary #Dryathlon

On New Years Eve Eve, a text from the mother in law inviting us to join her in dry January again seemed such a great idea. December had been a month of boozing – with the early onslaught of Christmas do’s, get togethers, balls and lunches followed by a more civilised drinking all day but never quite getting drunk affair around the main event.  more “Getting on the ‘On the wagon’ bandwagon #DryJanuary #Dryathlon”

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Separation anxiety in a three year old

If I think about separation anxiety, what springs to mind is a baby of around 9 months old who has suddenly decided he only wants to be cuddled by Mummy. Or, perhaps a toddler of around 18 months who clings to your legs whilst you are trying to prepare her dinner, begging for a carry.  more “Separation anxiety in a three year old”

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Tales from the grotto

For the final six weeks of 2017, I made a cameo appearance back in the world of working. The land of peanut butter sandwiches chucked together at 7am, styling my hair and applying actual make up in the darkness of the sleeping house, handing the kids over to the grandparents and legging it out the door ALONE.  more “Tales from the grotto”

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure at The 02 (REVIEW)

Disney on Ice has always been on my ‘with the family’ to do list, and like so many other big events with young kids, we have been waiting for the right time to go for it – to make sure as best as possible the girls were at the right age to maximise the return on investment of the ticket price. Ie sit on their bums for the duration of the show, know who all the characters are, and be more interested in the skating than the ice cream. more “Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure at The 02 (REVIEW)”

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#CoolMumClub Instagram roundup December 2017

I’m not sure if this is a lifetime first, but here is the #CoolMumClub Instagram round up for December 2017 a DAY LATE. Yep, I threw caution to the wind and took a walk on the wild side, realising none of you lovely lot would mind if I saved my New Years Day spot for a hello 2018 post instead? more “#CoolMumClub Instagram roundup December 2017”

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