Wanting a fur baby

We seemed to have reached that point in our family where it feels like something else ‘should’ happen. After seven years of growing our family, the question looms as to whether our family is complete, or whether we should keep on procreating, perhaps making the leap to a party of five; extending beyond the 2.4 and going for the big famalam feel. more “Wanting a fur baby”

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Toddler on the [School] Run

I’m guessing (totally making up) that the average sibling age gap in the UK is about 2.5 based on a normal distribution…i.e. that there will always be exceptions to the rule on a lesser frequency around the mean. more “Toddler on the [School] Run”

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Mums Not Hot ; When you don’t do cold

“I think I was born in the wrong country” is my usual response when discussing who likes Summer or Winter best – you know those small talk chats, often in a queue, which never tire on us Brits. more “Mums Not Hot ; When you don’t do cold”

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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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