Toys I Hate (or “Advice for gift buyers”)

Toys. We have soooo many. I don’t even know why because we really only buy our kids one birthday present and one Christmas present. Yet, we have an overflowing play room and two bedrooms full of stuff. Not to mention the things I’ve hidden in the loft in the hope the children will forget about them so that I can…

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How to save money on family days out

I love family days out but they can cost an absolute fortune. My policy is to try to never pay full price to visit an attraction. I’m usually able to stick to that. Below are my tips on how to save money on family days out.   Save money on family days out by Booking ahead The vast majority of…

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What it’s like when your Baby has Colic

I first heard of colic when I read my first baby book. It effects up to 25% of babies. I assumed I’d be one of the lucky, unaffected ones. I wasn’t. It took me a while to realise it was colic. The first time that your baby screams for a 4 hour stretch you find it hard to believe that…

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Craft Based Toddler Group Activities

Craft based toddler group activities are great because the children get to express themselves and take something home at the end. I’ve included four ideas here but don’t forget, toddlers will have a great time with some crayons and colouring sheets too. Personally I prefer open ended activities where the children choose their own way of creating but I have…

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The Woes of Being the Family PA

Life admin. We all have to do it but when you become a mother it gets multiplied by the number of children you have. I’ve also noticed some mothers take on their husband/partner’s life admin too. Personally I refuse to do that. This means that my in laws rarely get birthday cards and my husband hasn’t been to the dentist…

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