Category: Raising Girls

One day they will be grown…

Recently I completed my first 10km race something that less than two years ago I could never have fathomed doing in a million years and I did it in a very respectable time of 1:02 (since it was 30 degrees I was thrilled just to be able to do it!), but in the midst of […]

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starting school

13 things parents need to know about children starting school

I now have two children in school with two more starting nursery this year so I have been a reception mum twice and tearfully watched my lovely littles head into school for the first time whilst simultaneously doing an internal happy dance.  Your child starting school is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotions and mum […]

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summer holidays

9 easy ways to entertain kids during the summer holidays

So that time is nearly upon us – the summer holidays!  6 weeks of summer fun with no school.   It can be a blessing and a curse.  You might be looking forward to the break from the routine – I know I am (anything that means no school run is ok in my books), but you […]

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Everything you need to know about starting school by a 5 and 7 year old

As we zoom towards the end of the school year it suddenly dawned on me that very soon my little boys will be in year 3 and year 1 respectively.  It is a daunting prospect as time is just flying by….  If you have a little one starting school in September you will probably be feeling […]

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top mummy moments

13 Top Mummy Moments

The weather has been so beautiful this past week it got me feeling all sunny myself and so I thought a happy positive post was in order….   I also thought I could do with a top mummy moments post just for me to refer back to on those less fab mummy days! Let’s be honest […]

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How to spot a twin mummy

Since having my twins and trying to negotiate the activities and life that I had with my singletons I have noticed that when you are a twin mummy there is a tendancy to flock together quite a bit with other twin mummies.  Maybe it is safety in numbers or just that it is like being […]

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Morning Routine with Kids Life Hacks

*** contains an affiliate link  As I may have mentioned I hate the school run!  It is not so much the act of getting to school that irks me it is the whole morning routine.  I am sure that many of you have it down pat, but in our house the clock almost certainly moves […]

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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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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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birthday poem

A Happy Birthday Ode to the Twins

A happy birthday poem for my beautiful, smart and funny little girls as they turn 3… When they said it was twins my heart skipped a beat 4 under 4; how would I manage that feat? Our little family to double… Oh Lord!  We were in trouble!! But, manage we did and now here we […]

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