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Saturday is Caption Day

DD2 left Brownies this week, an end of an era for me – been sewing on those bloomin’ badges for 6 years now!  Obviously I insisted on taking a couple of shots.  This is a pic of her and her BFF, just begging for a caption! When you’ve done that, hop over to Mammasaurus to […] Read more…

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A Mother’s Angst

If we haven’t already, at some point we will probably all bear witness to one of the most horrible moments a parent could face. When our son or daughter seems to be the only child in the entire class that doesn’t receive an invite to ‘little Sophie’s 5th birthday party’.  Ever been in that situation?  […] Read more…

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Learning the art of: ‘not taking the bait’….

As I mentioned in a previous post, OH and I have recently enrolled on a parenting course.  This is the first course we have been on together (as you already know, parenting courses are a particular hobby of mine, mostly due to my constant feelings of inadequacy!).  It took quite a lot to drag encourage […] Read more…

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A Busy Week – #R2BC

It’s been a busy week in our house. It’s also been an extremely wet and miserable week in Berkshire and probably countrywide.  When it’s grey and cold outside, it seems too easy to get stuck in a rut of complaining.  There is ALWAYS something to moan about, right? Well yes there is, but continuing with […] Read more…

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Where’s the Instruction Manual?

Even though my children are now well beyond the baby years, at times I still feel woefully inadequate as a parent.  Look at it like this – we would never be offered a job without first sending in a CV or going for an interview, sometimes 2-3 interviews.  And then of course there’s the references….. […] Read more…

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Small Things #R2BC

Many times over the past few weeks I have found the same theme cropping up – being thankful.  Blog posts, conversations, excerpts from books, all pointing me towards the same thing. Every Thursday morning I get together with a lovely group of girls from my church.  We call it ‘Book Group’ but the content of […] Read more…

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Blogging or Boggling?

I have only just noticed that the word blogging is also an anagram of boggling.  I started my blog last week and in these first 10 days I have spent more time boggling my mind than actually blogging on my PC! I spent 2 hours earlier in the week trying to figure out how to […] Read more…

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What’s in a Name?

So you may or may not have noticed that I have changed the name of my blog……I naively went into this thinking (or not really thinking actually!), that any name would do.  Unbeknown to me, there are about 30,000 bloggers out there, a high percentage being parents, and someone already has the same name as […] Read more…

Confession

Confession: I actually enjoy cleaning. BUT……only when it remains clean and tidy for longer than it took me to actually do it.  I don’t know about you but I get most disheartened when within 5 minutes of my children returning from school (shoes, bags, coats and all other paraphernalia casually abandoned), it looks like no-one […] Read more…

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Terrible Twos or Tween Torture?

We have reached the end of a 2 week Easter break and on the whole, we have had a successful 14 days and I’m not relishing the thought of going back to the rat race that is the school run.  However, on the odd occasion, I have found myself asking the question above……was life easier […] Read more…

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