Category: Raising Boys

First Week of School

So that is it; all of my babies are at school.  After the initial excitement of the first week of school activities and how busy everything has been I must admit that I had a wobbly first week of being a SAHM without any kids at home.  The girls were so excited for the first […]

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Get more vitamins for children

Ways to help fussy eaters get more vitamins

Two of my children are quite fussy eaters with one of them actually getting a bit ridiculous with the list of foods he won’t eat.  I really don’t like to make the eating vegetables thing a battleground, but sometimes I do worry that he doesn’t get all the vitamins that he needs.  I would of […]

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Outdoor Activities for a Family

5 Outdoor Activities for Families

Summer is apparently here in the UK.  You may sense my skepticism…  However, last weekend was an absolute scorcher and those long kids summer holidays are looming…  So I thought I would share 5 outdoor activities for families to enjoy together.  With all of the distractions these days including those electronic devices it can be […]

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teaching children to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim I am not the mother who has her kids in every activity going in fact I try to limit the amount that the kids do so that they also have time just to play, but learning to swim…. Well learning to swim is non negotiable in this […]

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how to prepare your child for school

How to Prepare your Child for School

How to Prepare your Child for School Starting school for the very first time can be daunting and overwhelming and that is just for you as the parent!  So how can you set your child up to succeed when they start school?  How can you help them to be school ready?  I am certainly no […]

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Make a Small Garden Work for a Family

I live in London and like many people in our lovely city I have a small garden.  We are very lucky to be able to have any outside space in this super expensive city so I am not having a moan, but as our four kids get bigger it gets harder to make the garden […]

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8 year old boy hormones

Living with 8 year old boy hormones

8 Year old boy hormones Yes you read it correctly I am writing about living with 8 year old boy hormones….  Who knew that I would have to start contending with hormones when my biggest boy was still so little? This was a parenting memo I didn’t get.  Perhaps I skipped that page in the […]

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#BLOGTOBER18 Day 4 Starting Nursery

Today for #Blogtober18 the theme is dittty as it is #Nationalpoetryday and for us it is also the day that the twins start nursery.  The thought of this day kept me going during the toughest times of 4 under 4.  I knew it wouldn’t last forever and at that point I needed to know that.  […]

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reading with toddlers

My top 5 books to read with toddlers

I love to read and have gotten so much joy from books over the years.  Some of my fondest memories are of my dad enthusiastically playing all members of the Famous Five as he read to us at night. I wanted to instill the same love in my children so that they too could love […]

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fussy eater

Handling my Fussy Eaters

My children are fussy eaters…  phew I said it!  I am fairly sure that admission is the first step to recovery and I need to get this recovery sorted out as I have been rather hiding from this issue that has been getting worse recently.  I mean they are not extremely fussy and will eat […]

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