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NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD SINCE 2011

One day of chaos at a time
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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The change continues – a parenting fact

I am not a person who loves change.  As a child my mother says I would freak out at the start of every new school year as I would have a new teacher.  As I grew up I found it easier to tolerate as most people do and in my professional life the workplace was […]

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Mountain Buggy Nano Duo – A user review

Mountain Buggy Nano Duo When I saw the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo on a twins club facebook site I knew two things: I needed that buggy more than I need pretty shoes and that is a lot I needed to get out more as it cannot be normal to be that excited about a new […]

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#DreamTeam Linky

Hi there – me again!  Welcome to the #DreamTeam linky party for bloggers hosted by Heather (Shank You Very Much and Annette from 3littlebuttons. I am guest hosting again this week alongside Heather. It will be just the two of us this week as Annette from 3littlebuttons is having a well deserved week off and will be back next week.  I […]

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Ways to make a small garden fun for kids

We have a typical London garden meaning that it is scarcely bigger than a postage stamp, but it is outside, it is safe and it is ours and despite living in London, just a few minutes’ walk from a tube station it is strangely quiet.  In fact, right now all I can hear are the […]

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Hedrin Protect and Go Spray – The fight against Nits!

We were sent Hedrin Protect and Go Spray (nits) for free for the purposes of review, but as ever the opinions given are honest and my own!   Have you ever opened your kids book bag and found that dreaded letter?   Ewwwwwwww!!!   Whenever I see that letter I start to itch.  Don’t you?  […]

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Year 2 SATS – Is there too much pressure on our children?

This week my eldest will complete the end of key stage one tests otherwise known as the Year 2 SATS.  Over recent weeks and months I have seen loads of blog posts from mothers worried about the stress placed on their children; some as young as 6 years old and some poor children seemingly so […]

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