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Beach Bums

Whilst most kids went back to school yesterday, we are still ‘on holiday’. ‘Holiday’ is a loose term. We’re actually still checking out some stuff here in East London such as schools, houses, etc. whilst planning our move.

To say that it’s getting us all a bit down is an understatement. It’s quite literally exhausting, stressful and confusing. The nightmare statement in our ‘house’ right now is  “We have another house viewing”. If you’re not sure what I mean, check out my post from last week: 5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids
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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

House hunting with kids is not for the faint hearted!

In fact you really need to have your wits about you or be medicated – there is no in-between. Really! Please … hear what I am saying?! This is not an exaggeration! Continue reading “5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids “

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#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail ft. Me

Welcome to my latest edition of #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail. This week I decided I’d share my own stories. I have many wins and many fails, but the two I’m about to share always stick out for me as the most memorable. You’ll see why … trust me, they’re huge!  Continue reading “#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail ft. Me”

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Father's Day When Daddy's Away

Father’s Day four years ago was on June 16th. How do I remember that? Because, it was the day our youngest daughter was born.

To say that I peaked too soon at giving daddy the greatest Father’s Day gift ever is a huge understatement. How do you top that? A baby. The cutest, easiest, most charismatic little hellion you ever did meet … that’s her. The baby, the last child! How do you top giving daddy that ‘gift’?

Short answer … you can’t. Continue reading “Father's Day When Daddy's Away”

Triskaphobia Fear Of The Number 3
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Triskaphobia

Triskaphobia is the fear of the number 3.

Whilst I recognize that this is a real phobia and I in no way mean to make light of any Mental Health issues, I wouldn’t exactly say that I have a phobia of the number 3, it’s more like a healthy respect for it and the impending doom that is about to follow!

Okay, maybe a little dark.  Continue reading “Triskaphobia”

A Bird In My House
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A Bird In My House!

There I was, sitting in my home office, minding my own business, when I heard a strange thumping sound coming from the lounge.

My heart stopped, and in a millisecond I considered just locking myself in the office and hiding from whoever was ransacking my house.

Then I realised, I’m an adult, don’t be pathetic, I live in the most secure residential complex in town, it’s more likely one of the neighbours cats who needs to be caught, named and shamed on the complex’s whatsapp group. (Okay, I’m only ‘kind of’ an adult.) Continue reading “A Bird In My House!”

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy Chante Finger
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What Happened To Competition?

When did the word ‘competition’ become a dirty word, not to be uttered for fear of being made to feel guilty for wanting more, or for fear of offending everyone?  I read a post today that got me all fired up, enough to actually put my fingers to my keyboard and write this post. It was a post by the lovely Meagan at The Mum Project, I’m not going to rewrite it, but you can check it out here.

In my humble opinion, the last few generations of parents, teachers and the whole world in fact, have been pushing the idea on children that taking part is enough, there should be no winners or losers, everyone must be recognised. This has led to the current generation of people who think that they are entitled to have and to take whatever their precious hearts desire.   Continue reading “What Happened To Competition?”

My 3 Strike Superstition
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My 'Three Strike" Superstition 

Superstition. Signs. Warning. God. The Universe. A mother’s intuition.

Whatever you want to call it or whoever you want to credit it with, I have a ‘3 Strikes & Stop’ rule that I listen to.

What do I mean you ask? Continue reading “My 'Three Strike" Superstition “

Weekend Injury Report
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A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries

We had quite the weekend here in our house: A black eye, plate smashing, broken furniture. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.  Continue reading “A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries”

When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings
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When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

Today, my youngest child hurt my feelings, and I was not ready for it. I don’t believe this topic was covered in the ‘what to expect when you’re expecting’ handbook, or did I miss the chapter on ‘How To Be An Adult When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings?’

For the past 10 days I have been working on fancy dress costumes for the girls. Their Catholic school celebrates Shrove Tuesday every year by having a fancy-dress day. Each year or class gets their own theme, and then the older years run a contest to determine a winner. For the younger kids (pre-school), it’s not supposed to be a big competition but it inevitably becomes on.

Competitive parents – need I say more? That’s a post for another day!

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