5 ways we’ve become a blended family  

5 ways we’ve become a blended family  

After Mark and I separated I became a single mum. Similarly, when Andrew separated from his wife he became a single father of two. Each of us had our distinct little units. When Andrew and I decided that we wanted to build a future together and introduced our children...

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Educational Quizzes – Our Review

Educational Quizzes – Our Review

“My son just loves his homework and even asks for more” said no parent of teenage boys ever (if your teenage son says this you need to bottle his enthusiasm, sell it on eBay and book your round the world cruise with the profits!) My 12-year-old son Oliver really wants...

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Do I wish I’d known about my baby’s facial disfigurement?

Do I wish I’d known about my baby’s facial disfigurement?

Every time I went for a pregnancy scan I was excited. I was cooking not one but two little people (insert smug emoji face) and I loved seeing their tiny bodies on the screen before me and hearing the rhythm of their drumming heart beats. Never, not once did I imagine...

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Should we be looking for an Autism cure?

Should we be looking for an Autism cure?

Last night I watched a programme on the BBC called ‘Asperger’s and Me’ by Chris Packham. Chris has had a tv career spanning three decades where he has always made use of his ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ of the natural world.  I had no idea that he had a diagnosis of...

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My 3 quotes to live by

My 3 quotes to live by

Any of my friends will tell you that as far as addictions go I'm pretty hardcore when it comes to two things ~ cheese and quotes.  (Learn a bit more about me here if you're new to the blog). I have plans for more cheese related blogs coming soon (I just know that...

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5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

I have written before about my son Oliver’s battle with anxiety and my attempts to help him. Recently I had a chat with someone (we’ll call him Jim), about the conversations I have been having with my son. Jim made a few points, some of which I agreed with, some of...

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Sometimes, size doesn’t matter

Sometimes, size doesn’t matter

If, after reading the title of this blog, you were expecting to read a sordid account of my wild and adventurous teenage years (they were quiet and boring!) then I have two things to say to you….1) you have a filthy mind …..2) I like you already! No, todays blog –...

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The Snowman Tour – Coming to a venue near you soon!

The Snowman Tour – Coming to a venue near you soon!

There are certain films and programmes that I only associate with Christmas. Home Alone has got to be in the top 5 and I refuse to watch Love Actually unless the Christmas tree is up. But one programme has a very special place in my heart. The Snowman is an iconic...

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