Austerity January – when you’re trying to reign in the spending

January is a funny old month. Following a time of indulgence and excess, it seems so many of us are trying to undo some of the damage done over Christmas in all sorts of intense short lived self driven campaigns. more “Austerity January – when you’re trying to reign in the spending”

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Being more Tamara in 2018

It’s pretty standard in January to scoff all the leftover chocolate, binge on TV because everyone’s far too skint to be doing anything vaguely exciting, and of course, have a little think about the things you are going to better in the year ahead. more “Being more Tamara in 2018”

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T W E N T Y E I G H T E E N

As I sit here, on new years day 2018, about to get my butt in gear to hit publish on the #coolmumclub Instagram round up for December, it feels kind of wrong not to start 2018 without a proper hello. more “T W E N T Y E I G H T E E N”

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What is a Jedi anyway? When you’ve never seen Star Wars

Everyone’s talking about this film. The film of the year, apparently. The return of the Jedi. Or was it something else. The Jedi strikes back? *googles* Oh. The last Jedi. more “What is a Jedi anyway? When you’ve never seen Star Wars”

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Friday Christmas drinks: Working parent vs stay at home parent

Having chosen to be a SAHM comes with it’s perks. There’s the obvious (no work? or is that cherished moments with the kids – you decide), alongside the coffee mornings, the child free nursery mornings, the ability to pursue new career avenues, the flexibility…but every now and then a big fat downer comes along and slaps you right in the face. more “Friday Christmas drinks: Working parent vs stay at home parent”

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Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?

Over the past few weeks, something’s been niggling. A passing comment, a throwaway conversation between two strangers have left a sense of self doubt and worry about our family set up. more “Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?”

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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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