That Amazing Friday Feeling

Whilst I may have woken feeling slightly shattered from another late night arranging photos into albums, I can finally say that it is all finished and I now have date ordered physical photo albums of each of my children which are up to date. One piece of advice for any of you reading this post, whilst there are endless ways in which to store photos online, there is nothing quite like the feel and look of a physical photograph. If you are wanting to go ahead and get your photos printed be sure to check out Truprints offers as I have to say (without any sponsorship or even knowledge that I am writing this whatsoever) that they are pretty awesome.…

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DIAGNOSIS A: The Truth Behind Diagnosis

I am blessed with the most wonderful, beautiful and bright little boy. He is the love of my life and I couldn’t be prouder of him. He is utterly amazing and never fails to make me smile, laugh out loud even at his wicked sense of humour. Our son is a credit to us and anyone that ever wants to criticise him will have me to answer to.

I have been contemplating as to whether or not I should document the following blog post, is it fair upon my son to share information upon him with the World? I made the decision to share this purely because I believe that it could help someone else, another parent or carer perhaps.…

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The Parenting Rules For Playing Out

We live on a fairly quiet cul-de-sac and whilst there is the odd car or two now and then, people tend to drive safely as they know full well that kids often play out.

I often see kids riding their bikes, scooters or kicking a ball waving at me as I stand watching J joining in. I often wonder what the other kids parents are doing as their children play freely under my watchful eyes. Are they twitching the curtains, noses practically pressed against the window like I would be if my child were to be outside without me? I think not…

Just how old should J be before I allow him the freedom to play out?…

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Why Does Bad Luck Have To Come In Threes?

They do say that bad luck comes in threes. At least I hope it bleeding well does as I have managed to injure myself three times over within the space of four hours this evening. Firstly, I smashed a Port glass and slit my finger open. That proceeded to bleed like stink and so when I saw blood dripping onto the floor moments later I assumed that I hadn’t placed the plaster on correctly. As it turns out my nose had decided to join in and was bleeding profusely, which wasn’t great timing as I was in the process of serving a rather shocked looking customer at the bar.…

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Marigolds Are NOT A Replacement For A Dish Washer!

Nothing says “I love you Mummy” like a new dishwasher! I never thought that I would be the type to get excited over domesticated gifts such as steam mops, carpet vacs, actifry’s, hot drinks machines or even dish washers, but I bleeding well am! I cannot wait until next week when I will be spared of my marigolds and return to normality. We spent years without a dishwasher and I was completely clueless back then as to how essential they are in terms of time and effort saving. I suppose it was just the two of us back then, we were ‘DINKY’ (double income, no kids yet) so there weren’t great mounds of pots and water fill tumblers to scrub.…

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