Ways Getting a Puppy is like Having a Newborn

So. We did it. We got a puppy. As a child I was desperate for a puppy but it never happened. As an adult, I wasn’t so sure about the idea. Chris has been desperate for a puppy for years. Boy Child has been desperate for a puppy since he was old enough to know what a puppy was. Girl…

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How to Avoid Sibling Rivalry – A Desperate Parent’s Guide

Tired of your children fighting from dawn till dusk? Want a quieter life so you can drink your tea in peace? Perhaps even have a wee alone without someone visiting you to tell tales? Check out my tips on how to avoid sibling rivalry and with a few changes you too can have peace and quiet in your home*. *Disclaimer…

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I Didn’t Love My Baby – What it’s Like When You Haven’t Bonded Straight Away

When I was putting Girl Child to bed last night she asked me “Mummy, what do you love more, me or sleep?’ A perfectly reasonable question, as how much I love my bed is a running joke in our house. I explained that I loved her more, and that all mummies loved their children most. She then said “Did you…

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A Review of the Gulliver’s Land Santa Sleepover

The annual visit to Father Christmas has changed a lot since I was little. In my day (the 80s in case you’re wondering), visiting Father Christmas involved a drop in visit at the local shopping centre while you were there buying Christmas presents. These days, most places require advance booking (or in the case of Harrods last year, a special…

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Why I am Over the Moon to Be a Finalist in the BiB Awards

As you may or may not have noticed, I am a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) Awards (huge thanks to everyone who nominated me). These are the annual awards run by Britmums to recognise bloggers. As a new blog (under 18 months old) Me, Them and the Others has been nominated in the “Fresh Voice” category.   Finding…

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