Why Our Children Need Great Teachers

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As a parent, the one thing I've really noticed over the years is how competitive the world has become.  We hear year after year...

The Dark Side of our Summer & my Parenting Struggles

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We have had a fantastic time this summer, making lots of memories and exploring new places.  Our first visit to Camp Bestival was certainly...

Mindfulness & Meditation Activities for Travel Loving Kids

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At a time when we are asking kids to stay at home more than they have ever done before, taking care of their mental...

Things To Remember When Parenting Gets Tough

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Personally, I believe that parenting is one of the toughest jobs you can ever do.  The responsibility of bringing a baby into the world and...

Will Breastfeeding Ever Be The Number 1 Feeding Choice For Babies...

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I was horrified to read the story this week published by the Nottingham Evening Post about the woman who was allegedly asked to leave...

Do I Need A Breastfeeding Necklace?

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There has been a growing fashion over the last decade for buying breastfeeding necklaces. They hadn't hit my radar when I was feeding Indie,...

Finding Adventure Close To Home

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Our weekends really do go from one extreme to the other in this house.  One week we might be off on a super exciting...

Parents’ Guide To Buying A New Pet For Christmas

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We are all warned that buying a child a new pet for Christmas isn't a good idea, but it can be done successfully if...

5 Tips To Help A Child To Tell The Truth

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Recently I've noticed Princess has developed the ability to not tell the truth or tell a little lie if you will.  It's surprised me really,...

Breastfeeding and Dealing with Visitors

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Little Tinkerbell is now 12 days old and everything seems to be going fairly well.  If her eyes are open, she generally wants to...

Princess and the Penwizard!

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Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her...

7 Tips For Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

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Going back to work after a period of maternity leave can be a very anxious and stressful time, but there are things you can...

What Kids Need to go Swimming Anytime

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Taking the kids swimming can seem like a bit of a chore can't it?  I think us Mums (and Dads too) can put barriers...

Interview with a Princess

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  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she's thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on...

5 Awesome Parenting Quotes

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I've stumbled across many parenting quotes over the years about having children, some I've completed disregarded, some have resonated with me, and some just make...

Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Q & A With Nick Butterworth

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My little Princess is a huge fan of the hit CBeebies show Q Pootle 5.  She watches it every morning, without fail before she...

Back to School with M&S: Life Isn’t Uniform

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Going Back to School is something I'm very much thinking of at the moment, as come September Brook will be starting Reception for the...

Breastfeeding: Starting Weaning With Baby

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I was pretty focused on not introducing food to little Pudding until 6 months old.  To be fair that is only 2 weeks away...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Breastfeeding

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New Mums and Mums to be often search the internet gathering information and deliberating about the pros and cons of breastfeeding.  There's lots of...

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

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  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess's sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You can never...

I Was Not Prepared For How Much My Children Fight

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Yesterday I felt broken by my children, and I feel terrible for it.  As a parent there is nothing worse than the feeling that...

Have You Seen YouTube Kids?

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I'll be completely honest and admit that before my blogging days I never used to get YouTube.  My son would watch it for hours...

Please Help The Children’s Society Protect Children From Pay Day Lender’s

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The issue of Pay Day Loan companies and the impact they have on the poorest in society is huge but possibly not immediately obvious...

Why Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave Broke Me

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I'd been in my job a long time when I had Princess.  I had my son already when I joined the company, 11 years...

First Steps, Difficult Behaviour & Exam Stress

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One thing I find really hard about having children of such different ages, is writing about them on the blog all equally.  I guess...

The Special Things You Do For Your Baby

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Everything about this year is reminding how quickly my babies are growing up.  My 2 year old is developing so fast, talking more and...

What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?

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With Father's Day coming up on Sunday 19th June, I thought it was about time I got my 4 year old daughter a little...

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

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This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I'm sure I've had more pins in me...

5 Ways To Save Money When Having A Baby

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Having a baby can be very overwhelming and there are lots of stories in the press about how much having a baby will cost...

First Week of Breastfeeding

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If you are one of my regular readers you'll have gathered by now I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding, and you can catch...