Category: Navigating Daddyhood

tops tips for choosing a family car

5 Tops Tips For Choosing The Right Family Car

If you are thinking about buying a new family car but you’re unsure where to start then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. We know from experience that sometimes the need to buy a new family car can spring up on you.  This might be due to a break down or, […]

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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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best value toys

The top 5 best value toys we have bought EVER!!

As I have four children and a love of buying stuff I have bought a lot of toys over the years.  In fact our playroom looks much like a playgroup or nursery as there are just so many toys.  If you are starting to prepare for Christmas or birthdays then you need to know that […]

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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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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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Helpful Tips for Road Trips with Kids

In times gone by a road trip was something fun to look forward to.  An adventure to be filled with snacks, chatting and singing loudly to Take That.  Now that we have 4 kids to consider it could be the stuff of nightmares and yet every year for the past 4 years we have piled […]

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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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Should I teach my toddlers a second language?

I am no ‘Uber’ mum searching for nurseries that converse only in Mandarin, but I also hope that my children will be able to speak a second language and so I have been wondering whether I should be teaching my toddlers a second language now? When I was a toddler my family moved to Norway […]

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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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