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    Barclays LifeSkills: Diary Of A Parent Part 1


    My son isn’t far of leaving school, and as a parent I worry that he doesn’t appreciate how difficult getting into work will be.  He’s 17, and typically quite grumpy and refuses to accept help from Mum most all of the time.

    He hides himself away in his room, plugged …

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    The MAD Blog Awards #madblogawards


    The awards season is well and truly in full swing in blog land and I found out yesterday I had been nominated in the ‘Family Fun’ category.  Well I have to be honest and admit that I nearly fell off my chair.  Who ever out there decided I was worthy …

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    5 Reasons To Go To Larmer Tree Festival


    Larmer Tree Festival is now in it’s 25th Year and is simply a must for families wanting to experience a genuine festival atmosphere.  It is two time winner of the Festival Kidz Gold Award, and each year goes from strength to strength with it’s line up of exceptional music, outrageous …

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    Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Live Tour Review


    This week two very excited little girls made their way to the Theatre Royal Nottingham, escorted by their Mummy’s of course, to see the all new Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Live Tour.

    Leading up to the show had been a little like the long journey to that long awaited …

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    Exam Stress Runs High!


    The exam timetable started a week ago, and a long with it arrived high levels of exam stress.  It descends the entire house like the biggest darkest cloud.  It’s set to stay with us until the last week of June, with a slight reprieve for half term. Maybe.

    Exams are …

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    The Ultimate Kids Bucket & Spade List


    Do you ever find when you sit down to think about your next big holiday or even what to do at the weekend you draw a complete blank?  With so many possibilities, decisions like this can be tricky and before you know it the moments are lost.

    The team at …

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    5 Free Things To Do With Kids


    I’m always desperate to find activities to do with my children that don’t break the bank, or even better are free.    When teen was small, money was pretty tight so I had to learn to be inventive and make the most of things that were available to us at little …

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    The First Swimming Lesson


    I really feel it’s important for my children to be able to swim.  My teen can swim, and I took him to the pool regularly when he was a baby, even though I couldn’t swim.  I didn’t want him to be like me.  I haven’t been nearly so on the …

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    Are You Safe Online?


    I don’t know if you’re like me, but I rely on the internet for pretty much everything I do these days.   If you take a moment to think about all of the online accounts and sites that you have, you’ll soon realise you have an account for almost every area …

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    Depression: Stepping Into The Light


    I’ve not felt like myself for such a long time, I think I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be me.  Depression gets you like that.

    It’s ironic how some of the best things have happened to me in the last few years, but I’ve not really been present enough …

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    Tips On How To Prepare For Labour


    Since I’ve been back on the Mummy circuit, I’ve heard a lot on first time Mum’s talk about their fear of labour and giving birth.  It’s completely natural to feel this way as you’ve not been through it before.  I’d even say it’s pretty common to feel a little nervous …

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    Time To Quit?


    Did you catch my rant about smoking last month?  Now that Spring is in full swing and we are spending more and more time outdoors as a family, the more I notice how many people are still addicted to cigarettes.  I used to be a smoker when I was younger, …

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    GlassesShop Sunglasses Review


    These last few weeks, when the sun was shining I’ve been trying out a pair of sunglasses from the GlassesShop and I’ve got to tell you they totally rock.  When they arrived, they had to pass the husband test first.  After some close inspection he announced they were a huge …

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    Here’s Why Voting Matters #GeneralElection


    I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, as we may not share the same thoughts and beliefs.  I’d rather you didn’t vote UKIP, as I firmly believe Farage is a complete idiot and couldn’t lead a pack of Brownies, but that’s as far as my political sway …

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