Don’t let your pregnancy stress you …

There is no doubt that there are few things in life more exciting than expecting a baby. Whether it’s your first or the newest addition to a big family, it’s one of the most incredible times of your life. However, it’s also fair to say that it can be a…

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How to prepare for a growing family

Expanding your family is a wonderful thing, and whether you’re planning on welcoming the first or fifth new addition to your family, there’s always a lot that needs to be done. Making space and getting everything ready for your new bundle of joy can be stressful, but if you plan…

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Family future: options available when it comes …

Becoming a parent is a natural thing for many people around the world to want. There are, of course, plenty of people who have different ideas about the future, but for the majority of people, it is something that they plan to do eventually. Unfortunately, for some, it is not…

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Six things you can do for your …

There is no time in your child’s life more bittersweet than the time for them to fly the nest. You’ve raised them for this particular part of life, but that doesn’t make it easier. Any parent feels both joy and sadness that their child is mature enough, ready enough to…

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Keeping kids entertained on a rainy day …

Not too long ago in history, a rainy day trapped inside the house with the kids would mean that a good deal of imagination would have to be summoned up in order to chase the blues away, and come up with some entertaining ways of getting the most out of…

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Birthdays

During my blogging break, it was Oscar’s and Henry and Heidi’s birthdays. To ensure they’re not missing from the blog I’ve including some pics below. Oscar’s 8th birthday: The twin’s 5th birthday: J xx

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A letter to Henry & Heidi as they …

It’s the evening before your first day at school. Heidi, you’re so excited to start school and so ready too. You love reading and writing and I know you’ll try so hard to please your teacher. You’ve always been independent (and feisty!) and starting school will allow to use this independence…

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The twins’ last day at pre-school

Tomorrow is the twins’ last day at pre-school and I’m feeling very sad. They attend a lovely little village pre-school and have done since they were two. Oscar also attended when he was younger. It’s such a lovely caring place. The staff are brilliant and really go the extra mile…

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Why I disagree with SATs – a bit …

Next week Oscar will take his Year 2 SATs exams. For the past few weeks he has been anxious and stressed about taking the exams and it makes me so cross that seven year-olds are put through this completely unnecessary stress. We’ve obviously reassured Oscar that SATs are not important…

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When your child struggles at school

I’ve debated whether to post about this subject for a while now. My blog is basically a place to store all our memories, so that the kids can read them all when they get older. It’s basically their journey. Generally I try and record the special memories, the nice happy…

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The twins are four!

At the beginning of February the twins turned four! I know everyone says it, but I can’t quite believe how fast it’s gone since they were born. I remember it like it was yesterday and yet in September my two babies will actually be starting school! I had booked the…

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