Category Archives: parenting

So, You’re Having a Baby. What Do You Need to Get?

Are you pregnant, or do you know someone who is expecting a baby? It’s an exciting time, whether you are new parents or not. But what are those essential items that you need to get for the baby? Never mind … Continue reading

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The Last Day at Primary School

This is it. My elder daughter is experiencing her last day at Primary School. And I am a blubbering wreck (again)! We have certainly been on a roller coaster of emotions and experiences during the past seven years. Her school … Continue reading

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Tips For Parents To End Off The School Year

It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming close. But, as a parent, you can do a few things to help your child transition from the school year to summer break. Here are a few tips.  Reflect On … Continue reading

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Here’s How To Throw The Most Amazing Baby Shower

So a friend or family member has just told you they are expecting and have asked if you can throw them a baby shower a little down the line. Of course, it would be an honour but you aren’t sure … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being an Overbearing Parent

Being an overbearing parent is not something that any parent ever wants to be, but sometimes that’s the situation you end up in. If you want to make sure that you don’t become the kind of parent who holds their … Continue reading

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Why I Need Some Alone Time

It has been a long summer holiday! My children have had seven weeks off school, and I am ready for a break. We have enjoyed daytrips, time with family, a short holiday and welcomed our kittens into the household. Now … Continue reading

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Key Hacks to Help Make You a Better Parent in 2021

Being a parent is one of the hardest things you can do, and there is no rulebook that tells you the perfect way to be the right parent. This is largely something that you need to work on yourself, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on a School Year during the Covid-19 Pandemic

We have reached the end of another school year. This was yet again a school year like no other. We spent two months in lockdown doing home-schooling at the start of 2021. We adhere to new regulations, restrictions and practices. … Continue reading

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How the Mum Checklist Changes as Your Kids grow Older

I am feeling a strange transition in my mothering journey. My youngest daughter will soon celebrate her eighth birthday and my elder daughter is about to enter her last year at primary school. We have been invited to open days … Continue reading

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Vivid Dreams During Pregnancy

Apparently, women have vivid dreams when they are pregnant. I can understand dreaming about such things as having a baby you can‘t care for, or of having an horrific labour, or dreaming that you aren’t actually pregnant and that it … Continue reading

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