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Happy 2017

It has been rather remiss of me not to wish you all a very happy New Year and express the hope that you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas/ Yuletide/ holiday period. We had a great time with the kids – after all, for me, Christmas is all about children. The magic and wonder and… Continue reading Happy 2017

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Seasonal Sickness & Moving House

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was marked by the children being sick with a vomiting bug. First little Willow succumbed and then Daisy. She’s off school today with her Dad looking after her whilst she lies in our bed, watching CBBC to take her mind off her stomach cramps. We’ve sold… Continue reading Seasonal Sickness & Moving House

Parenting

I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Remember What You Got My Child!

I am extremely grateful for everything my daughters get from doting family and friends. It is great to know that they thought of my girls and that means a lot when you are a Mum. However... there is this one aspect that bothers me: remembering who bought them what. The last time this happened to… Continue reading I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Remember What You Got My Child!

Parenting

You Build Your Children’s Foundations

I am often want to say to my husband, that childhood is the foundation that we, as parents, lay down for our children. It is the base on top of which they will build the adult they will turn out to be. Your children will follow your example, not your advice. When they are adults,… Continue reading You Build Your Children’s Foundations

Parenting

The Perils of Soft Play Centres

On a recent trip back home to St Helens, my step mum suggested we took the kids, as well as my niece and nephew, to a soft play centre nearby. I don’t mind them too much, as long as they are not absolutely heaving, in which case no. Not so much. This one was four… Continue reading The Perils of Soft Play Centres

Emotional Memory Series, Parenting

Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All

I have started and stopped and then started again to write this entry in my Emotional Memory Series. It has proven much harder to put this into words than the other two previous entries, because words aren’t always capable of demonstrating this human emotion. I have begun with examining two versions of ‘romantic’ love, if… Continue reading Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All