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 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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GUEST POST: 7 Beach Bag Essentials

With the summer holidays almost upon us, beach days and holidays are so close we can almost smell the sun cream! Today I’m featuring Breanne from Proper and Pink with a guest post injecting a little California sunshine into our Blighty summer. So without further ado, here’s Breanne and her beach essentials roundup. more “GUEST POST: 7 Beach Bag Essentials”

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Does friendship have a half life?

If you think back over the last five, ten even twenty years or more of your life, there are probably people who have fallen by the wayside. Friendships which at one time were so important to you, people you spoke to, laughed with and confided in day after day now feel like a distant memory, and that can be hard to swallow. more “Does friendship have a half life?”

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How NOT to potty train your toddler

“We waited until she was ready, then on her lead it happened so easily. She got it straight away and we never had any accidents!”

This is how OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS potty train. Not, so it would seem, the kids of Mum Muddling Through. more “How NOT to potty train your toddler”

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#CurlyHairDontCare – Rocking natural curls this summer

If any of my friends had happened to have met me post 2001, or more specifically, the launch of GHD hair straighteners, they may be unaware of the fact that my hair is naturally curly. more “#CurlyHairDontCare – Rocking natural curls this summer”

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Asthma, Alfie and Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Our eldest daughter has a form of asthma. Luckily for her, it is a mild case, presenting as seasonably exacerbated cough and has been manageable to date with medication such as inhalers and Montekulast. You may not be familiar with the latter term, which is more uncommon that the blue and brown inhalers that have been commonplace in the UK for years. more “Asthma, Alfie and Alder Hey Children’s Charity”

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The epiphanies of middle age

At the beginning of this month I celebrated my 36th birthday. I’m pretty sure when you can’t really remember your age, that puts you in the category of ‘old’, not helped by the fact my five year old asked ‘why the skin on my arms wobbles’ this evening. more “The epiphanies of middle age”

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Sneak some more veggies into the kids’ diet with these family favourites

Some kids love vegetables, some kids hate them. Getting five-a-day into your little ones can sometimes feel like really hard work, but generations of parents before you have fought the good fight and there are plenty of recipes around to help you sneak more vegetables into your children’s food without being too overt. Here are a few favourites that you can utilise to put some extra nutrients into dinner time. more “Sneak some more veggies into the kids’ diet with these family favourites”

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The Mum beauty tip exchange #ExpertsInBeauty

When Ellisons contacted me regarding their #ExpertsInBeauty campaign I was really excited to talk about the topic. Steering away from the conversations we have down at the park or soft play cafe about potty training, child behaviour and horror stories of sleepless nights, I was happy to talk about us – the parents for a little while.

more “The Mum beauty tip exchange #ExpertsInBeauty”

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