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Don’t be a hero….being a Superhero

It’s tough being a Superhero, which is what we are to our kids. Every. Single. Day. It took me a long time to realise it, even longer to do something about it and it still remains something of a challenge….asking for a helping hand with the kids. In the main, ┬áit’s assistance with the logistics… Continue reading Don’t be a hero….being a Superhero

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Who ordered the phaal?

Who doesn’t enjoy a good curry? Family life is made by and full of traditions – many are passed on from generation to generation, perhaps tweaked along the way to make them even better (such as Christmas). One of ours is birthday celebrations, which include decorating the kitchen with balloons, banners and confetti before breakfast… Continue reading Who ordered the phaal?

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Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible II

So….the best laid plans and all that…. Having developed what we thought was a pretty foolproof plan for dealing with Tooth Fairy visits, it just goes to show, there is no such thing as a foolproof plan when it comes to kids….. A little while ago, I shared our regime for welcoming the Tooth Fairy… Continue reading Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible II

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Playdates….ANOTHER learning experience

It’s said that you should never stop learning, and I’m always a big fan of that when it comes to the kids. I’ll often tell them that they can go to bed happy because ‘they’ve learnt something new today’. Whether that’s a new skill (putting pants on the right way round would be one), or… Continue reading Playdates….ANOTHER learning experience

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Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible???

Having older children join our family, and not having gone through the loss of baby teeth with my eldest son, the first tooth fairy visit was approached with some degree of trepidation. Actually, if I’m honest, I was crapping myself! Now I’m not small at 6ft 3in and possibly on the ‘unhealthy’ side of 15… Continue reading Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible???