If you love them, let them go

If you visualise a mother going through the heart wrenching process of letting go of her children as they ‘fly the nest’, the classic image is her waving them off to university, leaving home for the first time, going travelling or perhaps the day her child leaves to get married (although, granted that is quite an old fashioned image nowadays right?). more “If you love them, let them go”

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GUEST POST: 5 Reasons why your child should understand that risk taking and failure can be good

One of the scariest things that anyone of any age can face has to be taking a risk and failing at it. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or if you are child, you might be tempted to play it safe, rather than risking a negative outcome. more “GUEST POST: 5 Reasons why your child should understand that risk taking and failure can be good”

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The Hangover

Before we had kids, the hubby and I were quite partial to a night out out. Needless to say the shape of our social life has massively changed in the last half decade since we exchanged our disco slippers for, well, actual slippers. Partly because we are a bit too knackered, partly because we don’t like to abuse our childcare options, partly because we have reached a more mature stage in our lives, but MOSTLY because quite frankly, we cannot deal with THE HANGOVERS. more “The Hangover”

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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 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.

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

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