Motherhood in Books: Mothering in Tough Times

Motherhood is pretty tough for most people, but what if you were living in tough circumstances too? These 5 books explore how mothers cope when life is anything but straightforward. From real world problems like war and politics to unimaginable post apocalyptic worlds, these are high drama books that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make…

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Carter’s Steam Fair Review

We were kindly gifted some free rides and treats at Carter’s Steam Fair in exchange for this review but all opinions are our own. Carter‘s is a traditional style fair with many steam powered rides along with traditional side stalls like “Hook a Duck” and “High Striker”. Carters have been running their fair for more than 40 years and have…

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Rules for Playing Out Safely

While I’m a big fan of free range parenting, playing out safely is my priority. Before he started playing out, Boy Child and I had lots discussions about how to stay safe. We talked about lots of different scenarios and how he would handle them. This helped to reassure me that he was ready. I thought it would be useful…

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Why Holidays with Kids are More Work than Staying Home

Holidays are great, everyone loves a holiday right? Or do they? Are there some unfortunate souls in the world for whom a holiday is really not that much fun at all? People who aren’t able to spend their holidays relaxing on the beach or visiting interesting places? People for whom going on holiday is really just a case of same…

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The Mum Tag 2019

I was tagged by the lovely Viv Simone to answer some questions about my experience of motherhood, so here they are! 1. FAVOURITE MUM HACK? My favourite mum hack is delaying. It works particularly well with toddlers. When they want something you don’t want to do, just tell them you’ll do it in a minute. Their attention span is so…

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