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One mum, two kids, born 10 years apart

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Extreme Brownies: A Review


With a title like that you can be sure of a book packed full of ooey gooey brownies from heaven – or maybe hell, if you’re my Weight Watchers leader anyway! I love brownies. I have a recipe I return to again and again I found in a magazine a few years back and it… Read More

First Day of School

It was eight years ago now that the 12 year old skipped into her reception class that cloudy September morning. I was stood outside with the rest of the reception class parents, all dreading our little ones bursting into tears and not wanting to go in, while trying not to burst into tears ourselves. I… Read More

Recipes for Play: A Review


‘Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener created Recipes for Play for parents—and anyone else with a child in their life—who want to encourage tactile learning but don’t want their kitchen, living room, or porch overtaken by chaos. Recipes range from Yogurt Paint to Bubble Blow Darts and call for non-toxic, natural “ingredients” most of us already have—think flour,… Read More

Newquay with the Kids


When I was younger I spent a lot of time in Cornwall with my mum and dad and I’ve always wanted to go back with my children. Hotel Direct enables me to do just that, thanks to their great selection of family friendly hotels in Newquay. There’s so much going on for families in this… Read More

Attitudes to Breastfeeding

Parenthood timeline Infographic by benenden health This great infographic just goes to show how far we have come in terms of parenting over the years, unfortunately the same cant be said for people’s attitudes towards breastfeeding. It’s funny, breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world for a mother to do, besides giving birth… Read More

The Messy Baker: A Review


If you’re a fan of the blog The Messsy Baker, you’ll love its author’s contribution to the world of cookery books. Just the cover is enough to have convinced me it was a must read though! Here’s what the blurb says ‘Since when did every cookie on the plate have to be just like the next?… Read More

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