Category Archives: family

End of Another School Year

We are limping towards the end of school year, and what a busy one it has been. My youngest daughter is about to move up from Reception into Year 1, and my eldest daughter will be a Junior when they … Continue reading

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I am Allowed to Feel my Feelings

Do you ever find yourself being grumpy or emotional or upset about something, and then mentally giving yourself a kick up the backside? Growing up I was taught to always be grateful for what I got. I was the child … Continue reading

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The Bond Between Sisters

It has been almost four months since my eldest daughter was hospitalized with a rare and dangerous facial infection. She made a full recovery following surgery, and there appear to be no lasting side effects, much to the relief of … Continue reading

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Cougar Dating Sites

When I first heard of the “cougar” trend, I found it quite amusing. Why label older women who want to date younger men? But then I thought about the fact that we label older men as “silver foxes” or “sugar … Continue reading

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Our New Family Home

We have moved! Our first week in the new house has passed in a blur of excitement and unpacking, and now it feels like we have been here forever. The new walk to school will take a bit of getting … Continue reading

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That was a Long Easter Holiday!

Phew! My children are back in school today after a two-week holiday, and I have to say I am relieved to have a break. I mean, I love my children, of course I do, but this holiday has been completely … Continue reading

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Not Your Usual Relaxing Holiday

We have made it to Easter, and my, how the year is flying! It has been a very dramatic and eventful start to the year in domestic circles, although my professional developments are somewhat lacking. But, I can only do … Continue reading

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Family Holidays at Easter with Pontins

Ah, we have almost reached the end of another long and challenging school term. My daughters and I are more than ready for the Easter holiday from school, although it won’t be much of a rest after all because now … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Turn of Events

Today I am in a very strange place. This is not my planned “Mummy Monday” blog post. I am currently sitting at my daughter’s bedside in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. It has been a very stressful, confusing and traumatic … Continue reading

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How to Be with People

I have said before that we are human beings, not human doings. The trouble is, I don’t always practice what I preach. And this is an area where I am most certainly stumbling. I noticed the issue when I spent … Continue reading

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