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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The Benefits of Lazy Parenting

If I’m totally honest, I’m a bit lazy. I always have lots going on in life and hate doing nothing. However, I prefer my life to be filled with things I can do from the comfort of my sofa. I write my blog posts on the sofa, I do my distance learning tutoring on the sofa, I market my nearly…

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My Parenting Mistakes

As parents, we all make mistakes. I thought I’d take a light hearted look at some of my parenting mistakes, in the hope it’ll make other mums feel better about there own mistakes.   Reading “The Contented Little Baby Book” My mistakes started early, while I was still pregnant in fact. Some, presumably well meaning, person recommended Gina Ford’s The…

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The Best Toys for Each Age Group

Kid’s these days seem to have thousands of toys. Ours are overflowing from cupboards, taking over the living room, stacked in the kid’s rooms and there are so many in the loft that I sometimes fear for the structural integrity of our house. Despite that, at each age, there have been only a few toys that they have actually played…

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Attending Toddler Groups for the First Time – Tips for Newbies

Attending toddler groups for the first time can be a bit daunting. Unless you’re a raving extrovert, the idea of walking in to a room full of women and children you’ve never met before is quite scary. I was absolutely petrified of going to toddler groups but was desperate to make some Mum friends so I plucked up the courage…

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