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Top Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself As A New Parent

  • June 7, 2019

I’ve been a parent for 8 years now, and I have to admit those early newborn days seem very far away! I’m still by no means a parenting expert, but having been there and done that I do find that it’s easier to look back with hindsight and offer some tips to new parents on how to take care of yourself. It’s common as a new parent to be solely >>

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11 Creative Ways To Document Your Child’s Biggest Milestones

  • March 7, 2019

Kids grow up fast – everyone tells you that as soon as you have a baby but you don’t really appreciate how quickly they grow until a few years have whizzed by in a blur. I’ll have an 8-year-old in a couple of months and sometimes it still only feels like 5 minutes ago that I had a newborn baby in my arms. Crying. A lot. Documenting each milestone is >>

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How to Help Your Child Get Organised for School

  • February 25, 2019
Child organised school supplies

This is a guest post from Mount House School. No matter how old your child is, they sometimes need a little push in the right direction when it comes to getting organised and prepared for school. Forgetting a book from time to time is normal and not writing down their homework assignment can happen, but there are steps you can take to help prevent these little errors from occurring too >>

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35 Great Days Out With Kids In The South Of England

  • January 29, 2019
35 days out in the South

With half term coming up, and the weather (hopefully!) getting nicer soon, you might be planning some family days out. I might be biased but I think the South Coast is the best place to live in the UK and there are lots of great family-friendly attractions to choose from in the South of England, and in my 7 years of parenting, we have visited a lot of them! I >>

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10 Work-Life Balance Tips For Busy Mums

  • January 9, 2019
Work life balance tips

Juggling work and family life is not an easy task – no matter how long you’ve been doing it, you will still have bad days, forget things, and end up feeling stressed. You’ll be sat in a meeting and suddenly remember you forgot to sign a permission slip or send your child to school with their PE kit. Or you’ll be promising your kids “I’ll be right there” as you >>

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10 New Year’s Resolutions All Mums Will Break

  • December 27, 2018
New Year's Resolutions notepad

Well, that’s Christmas over for another year, I hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends. I had a little break from blogging for a few days which was much needed, I didn’t even turn my laptop on for 3 days which I think my family appreciated too! With Christmas done and dusted, like many Mums, I’m turning my thoughts to New Year’s Resolutions. I try not >>

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How can you set a good example to your kids?

  • November 9, 2018
woman giving up smoking

Children are influenced by the world around them, but as a parent, your actions and attitudes have the strongest influence, particularly as, more often than not, you spend most of your time together. Therefore, it’s important to set an example as they continue to grow and become more independent, encouraging them to get involved in extra-curricular activities and hobbies instead of letting them navigate straight to an electronic screen. So, >>

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7 Things You Need To Know About 7 Year Olds

  • September 26, 2018
7 things you need to know about 7 year olds

I’ve now had a 7 year old for 4 months so I thought it was time to write the next post in the ‘Things you need to know about…’ series. If you’ve missed the previous posts I’ve listed things you need to know about 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds. When you have a baby you spend a lot of time thinking ‘this must get easier’. In some ways it does, but >>

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What We Did In August

  • September 1, 2018
What we did in August

I thought I’d start up my monthly round-up again to let you all know what we’ve been up to and give a little bit of insight into our lives. August was busy as we were on holiday for the first part. As soon as we got back it was straight back to work and we’ve been juggling summer holiday childcare for the last couple of weeks. I can’t believe the >>

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How To Survive Your Child’s First Day At School

  • July 17, 2018
How To Survive Your Child's First Day At School

I know, I know school isn’t quite finished yet – but I also know that if you have a child starting school in September that you’ll have been stressing for a while already. I think I was more nervous about Little H’s first day at school than she was! You’ll worry whether they’ll cry, if they’ll make any friends, will they be brave enough to put their hand up and ask >>

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