The down sides of giving up booze

Yep, I’m still banging on about the no drinking…sorry! This has however been quite a life changing revelation for me so feel free to skip on if you’re uninterested, or if, like me you were a little sober curious, I’m sharing today a slightly different angle on how it’s going being alcohol free. more “The down sides of giving up booze”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 116

Hello! Is it #CoolMumClub you’re looking for? Well you are in the right place for this week, and it’s also the last week of term which means we are saying goodbye for a short break so no time like the present! My kids’ school, like many others has taken on board the two week October half term so that folks like us can make use of a cheap getaway – which is exactly what we’d like to do… so we’ll be back after a two week break, and one that is much needed for some #CoolMumClub self care TLC.
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Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018

Like most of us, we break up for the half term break this week, and with two whole weeks (and a week of parenting solo) ahead, it can be a bit daunting to know exactly what we are going to do with the kids without breaking the bank or getting cabin fever! more “Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018”

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Your turn to cook… ft @thaitasteuk easy Thai Curry Kits

Emmeline Pankhurst would be spinning in her grave as I reveal that in our home, the lions share of the cooking falls under my watch. Despite a few attempts for us to spread the load, the fact is that logistically, it’s all too easy for the responsibility of putting food on the table to lie with me. more “Your turn to cook… ft @thaitasteuk easy Thai Curry Kits”

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Could you cope as a one car family?

There was a time when the thought of having one car between Dad Muddling Through and I just would have sent me running driving for the hills. In the days when we both worked, and lived a pretty active social life that covered a 50 mile distance across Kent.

However, at some point in time, whilst we were both still working, we made the decision to join forces and share a car. more “Could you cope as a one car family?”

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Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018

Today, October 15th marks the last day of International Pregnancy And Infant Loss awareness week, marked by a international wave of light at 7pm local time in honour of babies gone too soon. One of the main objectives of this week is to remove the stigma associated with baby loss, and encourage people to talk openly about baby loss; to break the silence. more “Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018”

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ROLL UP ROLL UP @ThePaulosCircus comes to town

Like most kids, our daughters have been obsessed with The Greatest Showman since they first laid eyes on it. Needless to say, I knew they would jump at the chance to see a real live circus, in an actual big top with breath taking stunts, hilarious clowns, and a whole dose of #DontTryThisAtHome.  more “ROLL UP ROLL UP @ThePaulosCircus comes to town”

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How to throw the perfect Baby Shower

*collaborative post

Here in the UK throwing a Baby Shower is a relatively new tradition. Over the years I’ve attended many, hosted a few and even had one of my own. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the very traditional to the almost not-a-baby-shower-at-all, so getting git right can be a lot of pressure especially if it’s your first time. The pressure doubles when it’s your friend’s first baby. Don’t let the task overwhelm you, though. Throwing a baby shower is very much like organising any other party —except traditionally you play baby-related games. If you don’t know where to start, here’s some help to throw out the perfect baby shower. more “How to throw the perfect Baby Shower”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 115

Oi OI #CoolMumClub! Boy am I glad to see you guys… It’s cold, it’s darker…BUT it’s also Thursday and it’s #COOLMUMCLUB so there’s a reason to be happy! And anyway, who doesn’t love the cooler darker evenings to burn a candle and be in your PJS by eight? Exactly.
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#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity

All cards on the table here guys. I don’t know what it is; the change in seasons, the leap in development of the kids, or even just because I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, but over the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit low. more “#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity”

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