A family day out to @PaultonsPark #PeppaPigWorld

Since our six year old daughter was tiny, visiting Peppa Pig World has been up there on the list of things we wanted to do. Despite cursing the hours we dozed in bed or on the sofa whilst our early riser would happily watch episode after episode on those bleak pre-6am mornings, there is no denying Peppa Pig has been a big part of our parenting lives. more “A family day out to @PaultonsPark #PeppaPigWorld”

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Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions

I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty decisive person; headstrong, a ‘do-er’, not one to mess around. But when it comes to my kids and making decisions about them, it seems I’ve become a bit of a wet lettuce. more “Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions”

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Raising our daughters to be the future Women In Science #STEM

I’ve always been incredibly proud of my previous career in the science industry, and am learning to take the same pride in my new found work as a blogger. But what if somehow I could link the two? Wouldn’t that be the dream? As a parent of two daughters, let me start by talking about the importance of Women in science. more “Raising our daughters to be the future Women In Science #STEM”

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6 ways to encourage teenagers away from screens

*This is a collaborative guest post

The age of technological advancement has taken its toll on our kids. The technology was supposed to make our lives easier and it did just that, but only for a while. Recently, technology has become a burden rather than a blessing. more “6 ways to encourage teenagers away from screens”

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Divorce and kids, A child’s perspective

The current national stats for divorce are around 1 in 100 marriages, the lowest rate since 1975. Regardless as to whether less of us are experiencing marital breakdown, the fact is that not all marriages or relationships will have happy endings. And, in many of those relationships, children will be involved. more “Divorce and kids, A child’s perspective”

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The adventures of Dangermouse Part Deux

Back in 2015 I wrote a post about the antics of my adrenaline junkie baby. Her love of the wild side of life and ability to make us laugh, scared and shocked at every turn.

Almost three years have passed, so like every high adventure action epic, it’s time for the sequel. more “The adventures of Dangermouse Part Deux”

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Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear

Over the last few weeks we have had to face something we’ve been putting off for a while now. You could say we have put it at the back of our minds, or more accurately, shoved it in the top of our house. more “Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear”

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5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent

I was invited by the team behind the brand new social app, Pal, to consider how a brand new, up and coming way to make new friends n your area, to consider how something like this might be useful to new parents.

One of the things that strikes new Mums and Dads down isn’t the sleep deprivation, the constant questioning of how to ‘do’ having a baby, but the sudden feeling of isolation from life as you knew it. The vast amounts of time you suddenly have to fill with your new baby can be quite life changing, and it’s completely normal to have feelings of loneliness and crave some friendship with a common bond. more “5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent”

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Guest Post: Becoming a long term Foster Carer in Scotland

*This is a collaborative guest post

There are thousands of children currently living with foster care families in Scotland but estimates suggest that to continue to meet the needs of children in care now and in the future, over 600 new foster families will need to be recruited. more “Guest Post: Becoming a long term Foster Carer in Scotland”

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Easy come, easy go; How much does it cost to raise a child?

I’m sure we can all remember scoffing at the statistics surrounding the cost of raising a child, before raising a child. In 2015 the telegraph reported the average cost of raising a child up to the age of 21 as £230,000. It’ hard to believe isn’t it? But I’m starting to feel the bottomless pit of spending out that having children entails. more “Easy come, easy go; How much does it cost to raise a child?”

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