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July 5, 2017
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Are Little Voices Entitled To A Voice?

I hate Peppa Pig. There – I said it and feel remarkably better for it! Well for the next five minutes at least. As a child growing up, I was made acutely aware of my place in the pecking order when my mothers’ friends came to visit. ‘Come say hello […]
July 5, 2017
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Living With…A Blended Family

So if you are in a relationship with someone who has a child or you have a child from a previous relationship, or in my case…both, you will most likely relate to this. If you don’t, then you might just find it interesting anyway. I have a son from a previous […]
July 4, 2017
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Why You Should Always Hire The Post-Stay-at-Home-Mum

She’s got a four year gaping hole on her CV and she’s got an interview – she can’t quite believe it. She’s forgotten how people who work dress. She runs off to buy a power-suit with maxi shoulder pads and realises work based fashion has shifted. Just being out of […]
July 4, 2017
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Tug of War – Toddler Style

Life isn’t a competition but if it was, my toddler would be winning… It was a dark and cloudy Wednesday evening. OK, it probably wasn’t that dark, I’m not even all that sure it was a Wednesday, but I’m trying to set the ambiance so bear with me! My husband […]
July 3, 2017
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What We Imagine Will Happen vs Reality

When it comes to parenting, I have come to realize that it is a series of moments that we expect to go one way but in reality they always go a different route. Our expectation of what’s going to happen versus what actually happens is what stresses us out so […]
July 3, 2017
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How To Survive…Anxiety

A certain level of anxiety is probably a good thing in life generally and when you’re a parent, you need to be on your guard to certain dangers. However, letting it take over and turn you into an overbearing worry-hound who is freaked out about every little thing, is not. […]

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