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NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD SINCE 2011

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babies

How do you know you are done with having babies?

Despite how it may seem, since I have four of the little darlings, having babies was no walk in the park for me.  Something that I thought would just be what happened after we got married ended up being a bit of a mission (that is a whole other post which I am sure I […]

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The Day we met Peppa Pig Live

They say never to meet your heroes as it will be disappointing, but not so when we met Peppa Pig.  Not so long ago I entered a competition to win tickets to see Peppa Pigs’s Adventure at Richmond Theatre and excitingly we won!! When I told the girls that we were going they were beyond excited, […]

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My NICU Baby

Please note that this post about my NICU baby may prove a trigger for some.  In my case there is a very happy ending to our experience.  My daughter was cared for by First Touch an amazing charity saving babies every day. It has taken me a while to write this post and I wasn’t […]

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Family Holiday Packing

When you are a family of 6 you never pack light, but it is probably the most organised I am all year. Despite the fact that we typically only go to France and they have shops there, I pack like we are going on a military exercise to a remote desert location…. I think that’s […]

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World Environment Day Tag

How to Play World Environment Day Tag It is no secret that plastic pollution is a huge issue facing our planet.  If you look around these days more and more people and vendors are switching to reusable plastics or recyclables rather than single use items, but there is still more to be done to raise […]

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Potty Training – Update

  It has been a while since I posted about Potty Training so I thought it was about time that I did a bit of an update and shared my learning from what will be my last EVER round of Potty Training.  I can hardly believe I am finally in a position to even write […]

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Chocolate Puns in the post

Chocolate Puns in the Post

Chocolate Puns in the Post – what someone will send me chocolate through the post? Erm… did I die and go to heaven?  This was my reaction when I learnt that we had been invited to try the latest product offering from Morse Toad who already do fabulous personalised gifts made out of chocolate. Please […]

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Great 1st Birthday Present Ideas

It is a special time for any parent when their baby turns one.  It seems to mark the start of the end of ‘baby’ and that can be a wrench. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of pressure around 1st birthdays and having the perfect 1st birthday party or buying the perfect 1st […]

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Raising Boys

Raising Boys – Things I want them to know

I recently wrote a post about raising girls and it got me thinking;  is there anything different I would like to teach my boys?  Are there things that they should know which aren’t so relevant to their sisters?  I got to thinking about raising boys and whether I need to change what I say to […]

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A Fun Family Day Out – Godstone Farm

Please note we were invited to visit Godstone Farm for a fun family day out and our entrance was complimentary.  However, as usual the opinions given here are all my own and are a true reflection of our experience. Recently we were very kindly invited to spend a day at Godstone Farm.  We had to […]

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