Plastic Free July: The Parenting Edition

You’re probably about to roll your eyes and think ‘here she is, harping on about plastic again’…well yes, I am at it again but if it got Sir David Attenborough onto the stage at Glastonbury, then I’m pretty sure it’s a hot topic! So, I’m going to revel in the fact I’m on trend for…

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Five Go into the Woods: Timber Festival Preview 2019

#PressTrip If Five Go! down to the woods today, we’re sure of a big surprise!…. Gather round all nature lovers, day dreamers, big thinkers. Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest’s behaviour. Although excited about the new baby’s imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine…

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The October Blog Tag by Oh Luna: Learn More About Me

A big thank you to Lisa over at Oh Luna for creating The October blog tag, designed to help us learn a bit more about the blogger behind the blog. So, carry on reading to see how boring I really am! To play along just copy all my questions and answers and then rewrite them…

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Pregnancy Ponderings.

My hospital bag is packed, the baby carrier has been dug out from storage and given a good clean, and the moses basket is set up in our room. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant, and I’m done. I don’t feel at all worried that I might have forgotten something, and I’ve not even looked at…

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By order of the Picky Fussing Eaters

So, at age 3 Stanley adopted a Brummy accent, started wearing a flat cap and refused to eat anything new, or in fact anything that he had liked the day before. If we didn’t comply with his unreasonable requests then we were ‘taught a lesson’ with screaming, tantrums, hunger strikes and our premises even got…

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