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I Am More Than Just A Mom

We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom

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Signs I’m Getting Old(er)

Lately I have been feeling older. I guess 35 isn't old, but it isn't young - is it middle age? I'm not sure, but here are a few signs that I am getting older:  I caught myself tutting and rolling my eyes when I saw a local high school girl's (field) hockey team doing their practice… Continue reading Signs I’m Getting Old(er)

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The Little Things I Do For Me! 

There have been a lot of posts recently about how mom's need to look after ourselves and not get swallowed up by being a mom. How we mustn't neglect our own needs etc. Well this is my version of that post. We all know what it's like, the parent who stays home with the kids… Continue reading The Little Things I Do For Me! 

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My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures on The Box

Can it still be called a box? I mean most of them are flat and hang off the wall, so maybe they should be called a portrait? I digress already. Here are my top 1o favourite shows to watch on TV, even though half of them are no longer in production.  In no particular order… Continue reading My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures on The Box

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Top 5 Questions all Parents want Answers to … or do we? 

As parents we often complain about how inquisitive our kids are. If you try to tell me that the "But why mom?" doesn't get to you, you're a liar! It gets to all of us! But there are some questions us as parents ask every day, which, in my opinion, must be rhetorical because the… Continue reading Top 5 Questions all Parents want Answers to … or do we? 

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Why I’m Glad We Left The UK

I loved living in the UK. I was 19 when I got there and for the next ten years I loved most of my time there. I made awesome friends, traveled, learnt some invaluable life lessons, met my future-husband, lots of good things happened. And then some not so good things. And then we left. Before anyone… Continue reading Why I’m Glad We Left The UK

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It’s Funny Now

So this happened today: Youngest throws a tantrum at the gym during her swimming lesson so we leave early.  She refuses to change so we just run to the car with her in her costume & towel, her still screaming for me to give her back her new shoes IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. … Continue reading It’s Funny Now

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Valentine’s Day Fun

Over the Christmas holidays, we stayed with friends that we hadn't been on holiday with before. It's always a little stressful going away with people for the first time. It can either make or break a friendship. I was also worried about my husband getting bored. Yes, him. Not the kids! Him! During my Christmas… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Fun

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The Lighter Side of Three

Yes, believe it or not, there is one. I got some lovely comments on my recent post: My Surprise Threenager. I have to say, most were other parents commiserating with me, sharing their experiences, and best wishes for the future. That's parenting sharing.  Then I got a comment from the lovely Nicole over at Tales from Mamaville.… Continue reading The Lighter Side of Three

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My Surprise Threenager

Don't worry, I'm not surprised I HAVE a threenager, I'm just surprised she is one. Anyone who knows me, or indeed read some of my earlier posts, will know that my eldest daughter and I have had a somewhat rocky past. Most of her rage induced tantrum's stem from clothing. She HATES anything restrictive, anything remotely warm,… Continue reading My Surprise Threenager