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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The HOORAY moments of being a stay at home Mum

I’m often asked what it’s like being a stay at home Mum, and if it makes me happy. My standard response is this;

“There are some days I’m tearing my hair out and it’s bloody hard work, yet there are other days when I feel like the luckiest person on the planet”. more “The HOORAY moments of being a stay at home Mum”

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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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BUY BUY BUY, SELL SELL SELL; The second hand pushchair market

With our youngest daughter heading towards her third birthday you’d think the days of buying pushchairs was far behind us.

WRONG. more “BUY BUY BUY, SELL SELL SELL; The second hand pushchair market”

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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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Endure or enjoy? Long drives with kids… #HiddenDrives;

After reading the latest eBook from Chill Insurance, as part of their #HiddenDrives campaign, I got thinking about when car journeys used to mean scenic routes, time with the family, picks of our favourite CDs, boiled sweets and stops at lovely country pubs for lunch.

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30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?

It seems like the parents of the UK have been screaming for more support in helping Mums (and Dads) get back to work and lessen the crippling costs of childcare for a long time; something I felt had a huge impact in my decision to not return to work after being made redundant. more “30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?”

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GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids

Science can sometimes be daunting to kids. We can’t blame them all the time, either. It’s mostly the fault of dull textbooks that fail to explain the subject clearly and in a fun way. As your child has a much shorter attention span than you or any other full-sized human being, they need to be presented important information in a fun way. more “GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids”

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Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss

They say that ‘You don’t know what you have till it’s gone’ and that has certainly been the case when it comes to having a full head of thick glossy hair prior to embarking on the train destined for MOTHERHOOD. more “Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss”

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