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Toddlers and Teenagers

Toddlers and Teenagers

Family life and parenting goes in cycles! Toddlers and teenagers are not much different! What I hear you cry? This can not be true! I joked with Karen at Let Kids Be Kids that the toddler tantrums are really just a little bit of training to cope with the teenage years. Just a wee bit of practise before the real stuff begins! While lots of parents think that by the time their kids hit teenage years … Read entire article »

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The noise that is silent

The noise that is silent

The world we live in is noisy, you can be closed in a room away from everyone and hear the silent noise. The noise can be entertaining, it can be company, it can be important and quite often useful but I think it is getting too loud. Our teenagers live such noisy lives too, alone in their rooms. They hear the physical sounds of their music, Vine or YouTube video more than often they can be … Read entire article »

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Look in the mirror and what do you see? Parenting poem

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Parenting poem

Yesterday I saw a comment of Facebook from the lovely Karin from Cafe Bebe. Which basically said ‘Do you look in the mirror and sometimes wonder who it is that is looking back and you? This morning I remembered this poem by Janthea Bridgen. We were given it when I did a parenting course when Bex was 4 and Oz was 2. It remained in my folder on my book shelf as it also has my … Read entire article »

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Parenting by Oscar

Parenting by Oscar

Picture the day, stressful client – correction the most stressful frustrating customer we have ever had, another grey semi wet day, two children niggling – correction two children arguing one minute friends the next on a repetitive loop for hours on end. Me at then end of my tether, so I walk dogs (long walk), have shower and head to bed with my work books stating I had enough of that day. Please note my husband … Read entire article »

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Freedom & growing up

Freedom & growing up

It’s a funny word really isn’t it? Freedom could be to do as you like or perhaps to have space. I am sure lot of us feel that we don’t have the freedom we would like to but on the times we do I love to enjoy it. My two are growing up, they are both fab children and I know I had a good part in that (yes it’s good give yourself a pat on … Read entire article »

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Soppy Mum Happy

Soppy Mum Happy

Yes Oscar is home, back full of exciting tales and lots and lots of fun was had. Yes he had missed us but I would say hardly at all, in fact he may of just said that to be nice!!! Raft building, water volley ball, zip wires (he loved it so much had a 2nd go), archery, fencing, air ball, mountain biking and more that I have yet to hear about. He does have diary entries … Read entire article »

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Mumsnet Rules Book

Mumsnet has brought out a new book written by Natasha Joffe and Justine Roberts and priced at £12.99 (Hardback). The Mumsnet Rules is drawn from the message board of the Mumsnet site and knowing how useful advice is from other parents. This is a book of do’s and don’ts and a book to make you laugh and realise parenting can be a real minefield. So should we use rules when parenting. We all need rules including us parents and rules make us all feel safe to a certain extent. I think rules really need to fit you and your family and not what someone else tells you. Interesting enough co-author Natasha Joffe mentions in her foreword that when her baby was six weeks old and she found herself still having very little sleep. … Read entire article »

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