• All you need is…the weekend

    February 13, 2016

    So. Glad. It’s. The. Weekend. Anyone had a tricky week? I posted this on Instagram earlier but it seemed kind of apt (I do think it’s kind of important to remind yourself that when you’ve had a tough few days and are beyond tired are feeling like you’re last on the list for the Mother…

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  • Two children? What other mothers *never* tell you

    February 11, 2016

    What’s life really like with two children…? Brilliant / Awful / Exhausting / Energising / Tiring / Spiritually fulfilling / You’ll have your hands full! / They’ll slot right in! All vague things that other mothers of two tell you when you’re pregnant …I looked at the things I love about being a mum of…

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  • The return of the toddler

    February 4, 2016

    Hide your baby wipes, keys and nail everything down…the toddler is back.

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  • F is for…

    January 31, 2016

    How lovely is Florence’s F painting? It was a first birthday present, created by my really talented artist sister-in-law (here’s her Facebook page, and you can also see the A-Z she made for Eliza’s first birthday – behind the angry Angry Bird). Five other random F-themed things from the past few weeks:

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  • Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of very messy children

    January 21, 2016

    Has everyone heard about Marie Kondo? She’s *the* tidy consultant, the one who’s written two bestselling books – The Magical Art of Tidying Up and Spark – about her KonMari method of tidying that consists of getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy in your life and stacking everything else neatly in place. This…

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  • Mistakes I’m already – inevitably – making in 2016

    January 19, 2016

    All the way back in the swirly mists of history (2015)  I wrote a post about mistakes I won’t be making in 2016. So, a couple of weeks in the new year, how are we getting on? Well, there’s a whole new list:

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  • 21 thoughts on applying for primary schools

    January 5, 2016

    With the primary school application deadline looming large for parents across the land this month, we’ve finally made school choices for our (really nearly) four-year-old…eeek. So here’s 21 thoughts on – finally – submitting the ‘big school’ application:

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