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Votive of thanks

13. January 2015

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Sponsored  It’s hard to know what to say when a child confesses they’ve been awake all night worrying that you’re going to die. So I did what any good parent would do – and lied my head off. ‘Of course I’m not going to die. What a ridiculous idea,’ I blustered, knowing all the while […]

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Votive of thanks

13. January 2015

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Sponsored  It’s hard to know what to say when a child confesses they’ve been awake all night worrying that you’re going to die. So I did what any good parent would do – and lied my head off. ‘Of course I’m not going to die. What a ridiculous idea,’ I blustered, knowing all the while […]

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Sponsored video: Barclays and Mumsnet ‘Your Bank Live’

6. November 2014

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Sponsored video: Barclays and Mumsnet ‘Your Bank Live’ If you had to give mums a list of places it’s fun to visit with toddlers, or children of any ages, then banks would feature right down bumping at the bottom of the list, along with Post Office queues and the dentist. Although it’s tempting to do […]

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It’s Review Time

15. October 2014

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Sponsored  And talking of cleaning and polishing …. another in my Beauty Bits series, this time on good ways to start the day. As October darkens and November prepares to drizzle in, I definitely need something with a bit of oomph to wake me up in the morning as I stare at the mirror in […]

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Review time

1. October 2014

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Sponsored post  Ok, I admit it, I am consciously Keeping Busy in order to get over the strangeness of a house without Child One needing conversation and an endless supply of bananas. TL did say in the run-up to uni that we should let all the supermarkets near us know that Child One was leaving […]

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Pram Glam

1. August 2014

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Sponsored post Even now the girls are pretty much grown-ups and have a far more complex social life than me, there are still days during the summer holidays when they are milling around aimlessly. At just such a moment, an invite pinged into my inbox from those lovely folk at Persil. ‘Come and meet stylist […]

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The holiday starts here

28. April 2014

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Sponsored  Well, the girls are back at school and the really serious countdown to exams has begun. Every day I’m told, ‘that’s my last ever X lesson’, or ‘only eight more days before study leave’. I hope they’ll be well prepared when the dread day is finally upon us all but, as they spend their […]

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Egg and spoon race

28. March 2014

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Sponsored post  I’ve bought three calendars this year, in a bid to get more organised. Unfortunately, none of them have the children’s holiday dates written on them yet ….. but I know Easter is coming up soon because wonderful Cadbury’s has given me something to do with them all during the holidays. Mind you, we […]

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Sponsored video – Goal!

20. March 2014

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It’s been odd, after what seems like a lifetime bringing up girls, to observe the male of the species growing up. My stepson is now 7, and a very sweet boy he is. No doubt he would make a most disgruntled face at that description, but there we are. He’s lovely. There’s no denying that […]

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Sponsored video: Hot Wheels

11. December 2013

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Post sponsored by Mattel I don’t know whether it’s intentional, but all TL’s suggestions for presents I could get him are things I really don’t want to buy him. Like a record turntable. These, as you know, ladies, are enormous great wodges of ugly plastic which collect dust when not belting out horrible, scratched old […]

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