• Baby’s second year: even more things you’ll obsess about

    November 24, 2016

    The littlest member of our household recently had her second birthday (so she’s really not a baby any more, is she? Waaaa). Following my post on everything you’ll obsess about in your baby’s first year, here’s a look back at even *more* things you’ll inevitably obsess about in your baby’s second year, from one to…where’s the…

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  • Motherhood mysteries…do YOU know?

    November 14, 2016

    We’ve recently become a bit obsessed in our household with Do You Know?, the CBeebies science show where everyday things are broken down and how they’re made and work is explained in brilliantly simple ways for pre-schoolers and primary pupils. Topics have ranged from crayons to cars and ice-cream, via the soft play factory. Talk…

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  • Calling all craft-loving children…design a Halloween costume with Tesco

    October 29, 2016

    Calling all art and craft-loving children…how would you like to see a Halloween costume you designed go on sale in supermarkets next year? (For parents: it’s a fiendishly fun activity for children under 12, a competition from Tesco where your child could Hallo-win £150 worth of Tesco vouchers and a donation for their school by…

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  • 25 things I’d do with the mythical clock change ‘extra hour’

    October 28, 2016

    The clocks go back this weekend! So that means an extra hour in bed…right…right?!

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  • My lost love of reading books

    October 18, 2016

    When was the last time you read a book..? As in, a book, an actual book book, one that’s written and meant for grown-ups? And not a board book or fabric one or one with a cartoon character on it or in it or one that’s not 99% illustrations or the first in a series…

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  • On not getting anything done when you have small children

    October 12, 2016

    Is it possible to get anything done when you have small children? If so, how? I wrote a post about getting nothing done when you have a newborn right back when I had a newborn and I think of this often nearly two years on. Mainly because *whispers* I’m not entirely sure anything has changed.

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  • Don’t call me baby

    October 6, 2016

    How long can you call your youngest child – who might well be somewhere in the region of, say, around 23-and-a-bit months  – a baby? Asking for a ‘friend’ who had a conversation recently while out for lunch that went something like this:

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