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  • How to deal with cold-weather coat-refusers, a six point strategy

    Are your children cold-weather coat refusers? Do they strip down to a t-shirt at the very first touch of frost? It’s not just you (or…

    How do you know when you’re done having babies?

    Question: How DO you know when you’re done having babies? Do you ever know for sure? Asking for, well, someone… Because at the end of…

    17 completely unspectacular things I’ve done in 2017

    With it being so very nearly the end of the year – HOW did that happen? WHEN did that happen? Wasn’t it just the summer?…

    Why we love the library (and seven reasons why you should love …

    ‘Libraries gave us power…’ sang the Manic Street Preachers in what’s still, all these years on, one of the best songs ever. And it’s true;…

    Five things: Christmas charity campaigns to support this festive season

    Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children: Christmas jumper day is a-coming on Friday 15th December, and is the annual festive charity celebration organised by Save…

    In praise of Tamara Ecclestone, or why I’m breastfeeding my three-year-old

    Tamara Ecclestone is back on TV again, something I know about not because I’ve seen her new reality programme, but because the press is reacting…

    On giving yourself a break when you have young children

    Right back in the swirly, whirling mists of time when I had a toddler and a tiny mewling newborn, I wrote a post about how…