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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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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The Supermum Myth Book review & #Giveaway

Super Mum. Do you know her? Perhaps you’ve crossed paths with her once or twice, probably at a PTA meeting or whizzing past you on the school run in designer gym gear. Ironically, to someone else you may be perceived as Super Mum – juggling work and kids who always seem so well behaved, with plenty of time to yourself, and loads of help from your friends and family. Or conversely, blissfully a stay at home Mum, never missing a school performance or trip, always there at the classroom door and knowing everyone in the line, every school calendar date and all over each school notice. more “The Supermum Myth Book review & #Giveaway”

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Christmas overwhelm: The most wonderful (and chaotic) time of the year

Although it’s only late November, there is a definite buzz of Christmas in the air. Trees are going up, twinkling in the dark on your way home from school (how did that happen?), Christmas Advertising has hit boiling point and the to-do lists in my head are starting to brim over. more “Christmas overwhelm: The most wonderful (and chaotic) time of the year”

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Lumps, bumps, smears and fears

You don’t have to look too far these days to hear the C word being bounced around. And no I’m not talking the four letter word, which is actually a word you’d probably prefer to hear than the other big C. Cancer. more “Lumps, bumps, smears and fears”

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GUEST POST: Tricks to help you teach your child healthy eating habits

Even if we started them early, it can be tricky to get our kids to eat healthy. Kid food isn’t generally designed to be healthy — it’s designed to be tasty. Tasty treats are great, but when they sacrifice nutrition for flavor, they end up being empty calories. How can you help teach your kids healthy eating habits, when kid-friendly foods are working against you? more “GUEST POST: Tricks to help you teach your child healthy eating habits”

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The benefits of sleep – Mums need sleep too

Mums have a magical solution to fix any type of issues, right? Well, if your kids think so, then you’re obviously doing a good job. But ‘perfection’ requires quite a huge amount of dedication, which can get immensely tiresome at the end of the day. What being a mother also requires is a lot of time, which, among many other things, usually leaves you with few hours of sleep. more “The benefits of sleep – Mums need sleep too”

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Let it go – Living with childhood constipation

I’ve really debated in my mind whether to write this post about children and constipation – as, shock horror, it’s about poo. You know, that thing we all do, and no-one likes to talk about, hear about or think about. But, over the last few days I’ve realised that perhaps that’s part of the problem. more “Let it go – Living with childhood constipation”

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Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit

There always seems to be some parenting drama or another going on when you have small children…or older children… or teenagers…(End in sight? Ever?). more “Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit”

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