My kids eat plain popcorn – so what?

My kids eat plain popcorn. I know, it’s a shocker right.  But they do.  What’s more is…. they actually enjoy it and think of it…

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The Ultimate Battle: Sleep vs. the Two Year Old

Sleep.  It’s an emotive topic.  Especially when you start talking about baby sleep, or lack thereof.  Even more so when your baby isn’t actually a…

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The day I walked past the baby aisle

Doing my weekly shop. As normal. Meandering round the shop, weaving in and out of everyone, throwing a lifetime supply of pasta in the trolley…

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It only took a second

Living in the Middle East has meant that the boys are experiencing a different childhood to the one that I had.  Instead of apple trees…

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Parenting is not always easy, but it’s not always hard

Yesterday afternoon was hideous.  I mean I know parenting is not easy but this was off the scale hideous. Downright horrible. One of those parenting afternoons…

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How can I help my cautious child?

Just like that, summer is over.  We’re home. What felt like eternity when we boarded the plane on the 22nd June for eleven weeks in…

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Reading Eggs: A head start before school starts?

Last year my eldest started school in the sense he went to into the preschool class attached to the school he would attend.  However going…

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