5 Things Only Grandparents Do

Last week I was chatting to a friend at the school about grandparents. She told me a story about how, when her Dad and Step Mum were looking after her kids, they cooked sausages for dinner. She has three girls and when all the sausages had been shared out evenly, there was one left. Instead of eating the extra sausage…

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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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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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