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9 Awesome Ways for Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

Dealing with toddler tantrums isn’t easy Although I am now on my 3rd and 4th toddler I have not really had to deal with full on toddler tantrums. Both of the boys had wobblies and threw their toys out of the pram (metaphorically speaking), but they didn’t really do that on the floor kicking, screaming …

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Primary School Places Announcement

So today is D day for Primary School places and the first day back at school for most of us with older children.  The chatter in the playground tomorrow will undoubtedly be filled with ‘did you hear so and so didn’t get a place’  ‘gasp, no really?!’ My eldest littles attend a very oversubscribed school …

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The only parenting tip you will ever need!

OK I have cracked it! I have got the only parenting tip you will ever need!  If you have this in your parenting arsenal you are all set.  Your sanity can be saved so what is this amazing parenting tip?  Drum roll please…………………………………. What?  I hear you cry…  I am serious excuses are your best …

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Walking with Toddlers and Young Children

As a mother of 4 children with only 4 years between them all I have spent a lot of time over the past few years walking with toddlers. In fact I have had a toddler since 2013! Now I say walking with toddlers, but what I actually mean is alternating between walking hideously slowly alongside …

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Why it is important to have couple time after having kids

It is official we left the compound!  I repeat Mummy and Daddy left the compound!  Now don’t alert the authorities the littles were well looked after by their grandparents and our nanny whilst we had a weekend away.  We are actually having some couple time after having kids! So I wrote much of this post …

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Easy Fridge Magnet Craft for Toddlers

As the new half term starts it is time for me to get planning the weekly craft activity for the playgroup I help to run.  I have been trawling pinterest to come up with ideas for a Mothers Day craft to no avail.  Ultimately I came to the conclusion that as most of those attending …

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The morning after the night before

I am sitting in my local café writing a graduate’s CV and overhearing a group of 20 somethings recount the night before. During the morning after the night before they are attempting to eat a big breakfast whilst intermittently complaining that they can’t eat, feel sick and can’t face the day. They all have a …

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Butternut Squash Lasagna – Feeding Kids

Butternut Squash Lasagna Feeding Kids – Recipe Ideas This Buttnernut Squash Lasagna is not only great for feeding kids as it contains loads of vegetables but is also low carb so great for a mum and dad trying to lose a few pounds.  It’s also fairly easy and once prepped is just a shove in …

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Lament of a Double Buggy User

An open letter from a Double Buggy User To my fellow humans I confess I am a double buggy user and this is an open letter to you all to apologise for the amount of space it takes up.  This is the lament of a double buggy user and a plea to you, my fellow …

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Other People’s Children

Other People’s Children are well behaved Other People’s Children listen Other People’s Children sit nicely Other People’s Children are polite Other People’s Children are everything mine are not…. Or at least that’s how it feels on yet another day of negotiating a screaming rabble of small people to School and to playgroups via a coffee …

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