How to make money blogging

March 20, 2019 admin 0

A little over a year ago I left my teaching job due to the stress and demands it was putting on my life and the realisation that I had less and less quality time with my family each week. After handing in my notice without a clue what I was going to do for money I decided to focus on turning my hobby of blogging in to a paid job and after 12 months of hard […]

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The first post of 2019

January 10, 2019 admin 0

I haven’t written a blog post for a few weeks and I can’t believe that it has taken me till the 10th to sit down and write the first post of the year but even though we are only 10 days in it has already been a busy one for us. It started with a family holiday in a beautiful log cabin with a  hot tub and plenty of family walks and board games and […]

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Christmas table gift ideas

December 17, 2018 admin 0

One of our family traditions that my mum started many years ago is that the host puts a table gift on each place mat at dinner, nothing too expensive, just a nice token gift that we all open together. Since we started hosting Christmas dinner a couple of years a go it is a tradition that I have continued doing. Why? I understand many people will wonder why on earth we do this, people already […]

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What is a book advent and how to make one

November 16, 2018 admin 0

Every year for the past 5 years I have created a book advent in December and it has now become one of our families favourite traditions. When I first started doing it the concept wasn’t very common and lots of friends and family were intrigued as to what I was doing and why but now the idea is definitely catching on more and more and I hope to be able to continue doing it for […]

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Sounds of the forest – A book review

October 18, 2018 admin 4

I am a total book worm and have been for as long as I can remember, I even joined a book club earlier this year just so I could discuss the books I read with like minded people. So when the boys started to show an interest in reading too I was delighted, I’ve read to them since they were tiny but it’s lovely seeing them reach for a book to read or asking for […]

Does anyone else think the whole pen licence thing is barbaric?

October 11, 2018 admin 3

Can we just take a moment to discuss the whole pen licence saga please? It really is a bone of contention for me at the moment and yet I find myself being tight lipped in front of both my child and his teacher. When in actual fact I want to scream and shout about the whole bloody thing and how in my opinion, it is a process that is causing children to be singled out […]

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Could boredom boost creativity in children?

October 3, 2018 admin 0

A 2018 study commissioned by Bic into the activities of modern day children uncovered some interesting findings that suggest children claim they are bored very easily and as much as up to 122 times a month, although I’m sure mine could do that in a week, if not a day sometimes! But in all seriousness it does make us wonder why are children are claiming to be bored so easily. Is it because they have […]

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Top tips for dealing with Eczema

September 18, 2018 admin 3

Living with eczema is hard as an adult, it can be painful, annoying and even debilitating and one of the only things harder when it comes to eczema than living with it yourself is  caring for a child who suffers from it. As with any illness, disease or disability it is difficult to watch your child suffer, it is difficult to know when they are in pain especially if they can’t yet tell you themselves […]

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Nature, nurture or pure pot luck?

September 14, 2018 admin 0

I am pretty sure every human over the age of 16 has heard of the nature nurture debate in some capacity. Whether it was an hour long lesson in 6th form psychology or a fleeting reference in a horror film when giving a character assassination of the serial killer, it’s a debate that will out live all of us. For anyone that is actually reading this and scratching their head the short short version is […]

what do kids need for school

What do kids need for school?

August 23, 2018 admin 0

The boys, like most other children in the country, go back to school in a couple of weeks, which means right now I am doing the ever crazy back to school shop. Not my favourite past time I can assure you. I have been asked by a few fellow mums whose children start school this September “What do kids need for school?” and so I thought I would write a post outlining everything that I […]