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Loud ‘n’ Proud – 04.02.16

It’s that time of the week again, when we get to share something that has made us Loud ‘n’ Proud. Perhaps your child has learnt to read independently for the first time, or you’ve watched them blossom in new friendships or a skill they’ve struggled with in the past. Maybe your other half has scaled Mount Everest […] Read more…

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I’ve been running this linky for almost two years now and love it. Why? Because it’s a shameless excuse to big someone up; someone who deserves recognition. Often that ‘someone’ is one of my children but not always. On occasion I like to share something that I have done to be proud of and sometimes, it’s even my […] Read more…

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The Simple Things

When my children were little, I thought our life was pretty hectic: endless birthday parties to attend; potty training struggles; after school activities and play dates; spellings to learn and bath time. Every. Single. Night. Life seemed full of relentless demands and I longed for a day when we would come out the other side, when little people […] Read more…

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A Triple Whammy {Loud ‘n’ Proud}

It’s my turn to host Loud ‘n’ Proud today. You may have noticed that this isn’t one of the hugely popular linkies with 100+ linkers but what it IS, is a wonderful opportunity to write about someone in my life, who deserves recognition and I love that. On occasion I struggle to hone in on one individual, […] Read more…

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On Being Average {Loud ‘n’ Proud}

I read in one of our great British tabloids the other day, that 14 year old girls are the hardest species (probably not the right word but it somehow seems fitting) of child, to parent. If you’ve been there already, or if you were a 14 year old girl yourself once, I imagine you would likely […] Read more…

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The Parenting Pendulum {Loud ‘n’ Proud}

As a parent with three growing children, I tend to swing through life on a pendulum of extremes – fiercely proud one moment, utterly terrified the next. My eldest is now well into her teenage years and I can only say that the pendulum swings harder and faster with each new milestone. Tonight she is going to look at […] Read more…

Am I good enough

Am I Good Enough?

Do you remember that feeling when you were a child, of wanting to be good at something? Anything. Not just good but really good. I do. In fact to date, I’m still searching! A few weeks ago, we went to visit my Grandad. He moved into a care home at the beginning of the summer and […] Read more…

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Freezing Time {Loud ‘n’ Proud}

The Boy and I were looking through his memory book the other day. The one that I committed to journalling in every month for the first year of his life. The one that when the reality of life with 3 children hit me like a 10 ton lorry, was only unearthed on an annual basis. The one […] Read more…

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When Dreams Don’t Come True

Yesterday was a big day, certainly in The Boy’s calendar anyway. Monday 14th September was the day of the year 6 football team try outs – the holy grail for many a 10 year old boy. Last year, The Boy wasn’t picked for the football team and we understood why. Football is a relatively new addition to his hobbies, with this year […] Read more…

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One Night in Bali…{Loud ‘n’ Proud}

This photograph was taken in Bali, October of 1996 – the evening I agreed to marry my husband. Last Saturday we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary (porcelain in case you’re wondering) and I decided to post this picture on Facebook. Despite one of my friends saying that she wouldn’t have recognised either of us (blooming cheek!) I […] Read more…

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Farewell {Loud ‘n’ Proud}

I don’t really like goodbyes. Whatever door is being closed, there’s always a dose of nostalgia to accompany it. Bidding farewell to another school year is no exception. This week we said goodbye to Year 10, Year 8 and Year 5. It’s been a whirlwind, it really has, but we’ve packed so much in to the last […] Read more…

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The Day That Was

Today was the day. The one that we’ve been preparing for, for the last 6 months. The day that The Teenager took her Grade 5 piano exam. This was the 10th music exam that I have had the nerve-wracking ‘pleasure’ of driving her to. The 10th time I’ve sat nervously in the waiting room, wondering if the face […] Read more…

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