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NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD SINCE 2011

One day of chaos at a time

6 Ways to Help a Reluctant Reader

Some children take to reading really quickly and love it almost instantly. Others are less motivated and seem to take an instant dislike to reading.  So what can you do as a parent to help a reluctant reader?  How can you best support them and ensure that they learn to read as quickly as possible […]

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Women Making Work Work – My Story

The Women making work work series celebrates flexible working and women finding ways to, maybe not have it all, but have what they want.  This first week is going to be about me. Regular readers will know that I have four children and there is less than four years between the eldest and the youngest.  […]

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Bloggers #DreamTeam Linky 141

Hello and welcome to the #DreamTeam bloggers linky with hosts; me, Heather from Shank You Very Much  and Annette from 3littlebuttons.  So we made it through the first week back to our normal routine and so far so good.  I got the kids to school early each day last week so I was giving myself high fives all over […]

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Women Making Work Work Series

  Welcome to my new blog series Women Making Work Work.  This series will look at a different women who has taken a perhaps alternative route to work.  They might have a traditional 9-5, but also be rocking a sideline passion project or be a mother with several different roles on the go in order […]

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Bloggers #DreamTeam Linky 140

Hi there and a big 2019 welcome to the #DreamTeam bloggers linky with hosts; me, Heather from Shank You Very Much  and Annette from 3littlebuttons.  It is back to school time again – already!  I am going to miss all the lazy mornings, but must admit that I could do with a break from the noise and chaos that […]

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6 ways my family will help the environment in 2019

I won’t lie I am not the most environmentally friendly person in the world.  I am guilty of popping something that could be recycled into the bin.  It has been known for me to forget my reusable shopping bags (ALWAYS!) so I get yet more plastic ones and I have an old house that is […]

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7 ways to encourage recycling at home

The importance of recycling doesn’t even really need to be explained; leaving the world a better place for our next generations is our duty and is impossible without recycling. But it’s not enough to just recycle yourself, it needs to be a family and community effort. So, it’s important to encourage recycling at home and […]

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Happy New Year – Welcome 2019!

So 2018 is on its ways out imminently and I couldn’t welcome 2019 in without writing a post.  I am not one for resolutions as such as I am not sure they really help, but at this time of year I do like to have a bit of a reflection on the past year and […]

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Happy New Year #DreamTeam Bloggers Linky 139

Happy New Year and welcome to the #DreamTeam bloggers linky with hosts; me, Heather from Shank You Very Much  and Annette from 3littlebuttons. Firstly as we head towards the end of 2018 I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have joined in with the #DreamTeam linky this year and especially to those who […]

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Happy New Year – Photo Blog

Happy New Year means something different to me now than it used to.  BC (before children) it meant parties and a cracking hangover, but now although drinks are definitely taken it is usually just the husband and I and a bottle of champs.  It may be different, but I wouldn’t change either version!  Happy New […]

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