Step by step guide on how to be a cool grandparent

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what kind of grandparent perhaps you’ll be one day? I have always had this vision of being a bit of a crazy Nan. The one who wears bright loud clothes and makes her grandkids cringe by her raucous behaviour – refusing to grow old gracefully. A proper cool Nan, who keeps their secrets and and always has their back. more “Step by step guide on how to be a cool grandparent”

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Disneyland Paris – A parents survival guide

I should probably start by saying I am not a guru on all things Disney (well, not unless you can count knowing all the lyrics to the back catalogue of Disney Princess Classics). But I am a Mum of two girls, who has now been to Disneyland Paris twice. Having returned from our latest trip just last night, I’m just brimming with the hints and tips that every parent needs to know before heading to Disneyland Paris. I should know, I was googling them myself last week. more “Disneyland Paris – A parents survival guide”

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Bonfire night, now and then

As a child, this time of year was ALL about Bonfire night. Sod Halloween, pumpkin picking and trick or treating – those things were pretty much things American kids on TV did, whilst we were all stuffing a guy ready to throw on a fire in the days to come post Halloween.
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Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY

It is, undoubtedly, the nostalgia of Christmas past that makes parenting at Christmas so special. The process of taking your own childhood traditions, perhaps blending them with those of the family you co-parent with, adding into the mix some elements of your own and creating a new generation of memories and habits. more “Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY”

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#FirstWorldProblems; Christmas, when your kids already have too much

Given that the last half term break before the big C has passed (well unless you have a 2 weeker, like us), it’s time to face facts and accept that it may be pre-Halloween, but there are going to be Chrimbo related conversations, articles, small talk and lists with increasing intensity from now to the 25th December. more “#FirstWorldProblems; Christmas, when your kids already have too much”

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Sarah is typing… The fun and games of WhatsApp

Whatspp. Love it or loathe it, who could have predicted how much it would take off when we first installed it. With over 1.2 billion users globally, even my Dad is now in on the WhatsApp bants. #YouKnowItsTakenOffIfTheOldsAreInOnIt more “Sarah is typing… The fun and games of WhatsApp”

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Countdown to Disney

Truth be told, I’ve struggled to get back into blogging after the summer break. Maybe it’s the change in weather, the allocation of all energy into term time activities, or maybe I’ve just lacked a little inspiration. So, I thought long and hard, and thought I need to channel something I’m excited about. I mean REALLY excited about… more “Countdown to Disney”

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Raising The Future (and getting it right)

As the parent to a five year old, facing awkward questions is becoming part of day to day life. This week our daughter eloquently probed the reasons why she has only ever seen one of her friends’ Daddy, and never her Mummy. Bright and observant, it was only a matter of time before many of lifes ‘less than regular’ situations were curious to her. more “Raising The Future (and getting it right)”

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Step away from your phone…easier said than done though right?

One of the most dramatic visible changes of our generation is the extension of a new digit on the end of our limbs. Rectangular in shape and causing vast periods of hypnosis due to it’s bright colours and bottomless pit of information. The smart phone. And with it comes a new wave of addictive tendencies…the constant crave for information at the palm of your hand that catapults us full throttle through the digital era. more “Step away from your phone…easier said than done though right?”

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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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