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How to get the most out of your child’s school report

It’s that time of year again: school report time. Whether you’ve got a little one in reception or older ones [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Parenting|0 Comments

Should kids be allowed to play naked in the garden?

I ask after a mum in Newcastle opened the front door to find two police officers on the doorstep because [...]

By |July 12th, 2019|Parenting|2 Comments

Getting school holiday ready with Smiggle’s Smigglets

Wondering how to entertain the kids in the school holidays? Looking for solutions that will keep them - and you [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

Why I had my breast milk turned into jewellery

They say there's no use crying over spilt milk. Except there is when that milk is your own breast milk, [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|Breast feeding, Parenting, Reviews|2 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is a rare selfie of Misery Guts and I on an (equally rare) childfree day out. With [...]

By |July 7th, 2019|Parenting|4 Comments

10 holidays to take before turning 40

Turning 40 in the not-too-distant future? If you’re reading this post because of the title the chances are the answer [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|Parenting|2 Comments

Should parents be banned from school sports day?

Should parents be banned from school sports day? I ask after a primary school in Wales banned mums and dads [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Parenting|5 Comments

6 easy ways to preserve baby memories forever

Remember when they rolled over for the first time? Or cut their first tooth? I do, but only because I [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Parenting|3 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our local paddling pool, where we've been escaping the heat to cool off. Just a [...]

By |June 30th, 2019|Parenting|7 Comments

12 things nobody tells you can happen to your body after giving birth

Stretch marks, leaky boobs and hair with a mind of its own. It's common knowledge they're among the occupational hazards [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Parenting|3 Comments

Revamping our garden furniture with Pinty Plus spray paint

Got some garden furniture in need of a bit of TLC? Want to give it a new lease of life [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Allotment, Gardening, Parenting, Reviews|7 Comments

7 secrets for coping with three or more kids

Baking. That's what parents with three or more children are turning to in a bid to stay sane if a [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Parenting|9 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

There was only one contender for #MySundaySnapshot this week: new shoes the colour of marigolds for Marigold! I'm not sure [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Parenting|7 Comments

4 reasons why travelling with your parents is actually a great idea

When was the last time you went on holiday with your parents? Last year? Ten years ago? When you were [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Family life, Parenting|1 Comment

Caring for my soon-to-be 40 skin with Wooden Spoon sun cream

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Parenting, Reviews|2 Comments