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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What’s your open door policy?

Growing up as a kid in the 80’s, our home was constantly filled with people popping by . Friends knocking to ask if we wanted to play, relatives stopping for a brew, people who were ‘passing’ just calling in to say hello. more “What’s your open door policy?”

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Why HAS the UK gone #LoveIsland mad?

It seems as a nation we are divided again… Brexit, Tories vs Labour and now, Love Island. There are two definite camps – those who are obsessed and clock watching to 9pm every night, and those who quite frankly couldn’t imagine a bigger waste of time than watching a load of airheads getting up to, well, not alot really. more “Why HAS the UK gone #LoveIsland mad?”

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The Mother Feminist

This post was originally featured on Emma’s blog, www.Islandliving365.com as a guest post for her Mother Feminist series. more “The Mother Feminist”

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DECLUTTERING

What is it about the Spring that makes us all go a little la la for a good old sort out? There’s just something in the air – and it’s contagious…no sooner as someone mentions they’ve eBayed all their old toot and the cogs start turning, planning an industrious clear out of the house, drawer by drawer and cupboard by cupboard. more “DECLUTTERING”

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The perfect Mothers Day

I wasn’t going to write a Mother’s day post this year, as after all what can I add to everything everyone else has already said? The endless pretty wish lists and gift idea posts; but then I remembered that I am a Mum, and a blogger, which is a little like a florist saying they aren’t doing Valentine’s Day. more “The perfect Mothers Day”

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Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait

In the first twelve weeks of motherhood, life was a bit of a fog. I felt a bit of a state, and I was really struggling to feel like my normal old self whilst keeping my tiny human alive. more “Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait”

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#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies

To say spring has arrived may be a tad premature. BUT…  more “#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies”

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