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Tweenager Time: Family Activities That You Can Do Together

When your children are young, you spend your time navigating between play groups and play dates, but as they get older keeping them entertained becomes harder. Young teenagers (tweens) are a tricky age to cater for because they are…

Becoming a Parent

Four Ways to Prepare for Becoming a Parent

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting things that can happen to many people, but it can also be extremely scary and stressful. Having a baby may be something that you’ve wanted for a while, but actually…

Having a Baby

Having a Baby Can Be Stressful For Couples

When a couple decides to take the next steps in their relationship and have children it can be extremely exciting. Some people practice first by owning a pet together before taking the leap to have kids together. Think about…

Reading Is Believing - Guest Post by 3 Hour Dad

Reading Is Believing – Guest Post by 3 Hour Dad

This is a guest post Some people say to me that buying a house or getting married “is one of the most stressful things you can do” in life…..This always makes me chuckle. I can 100% (hand of my…

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Parenting in Tough Times: What You Should Know

If things that are going on in your personal life are causing you parenting problems, it can start to feel like everything is conspiring against you. But rather than feeling too sorry for yourself, you need to take action…

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5 Great Gardening Projects for Kids

Gardening is a wonderful activity for kids of all ages. It teaches them a lot about taking responsibility by caring for plants, gives them a greater understanding of cause and effect as plants grow and die, while hopefully being…

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How Much Does A Baby Cost?

If you’re expecting a baby or planning a family, you’re possibly wondering what price tag comes with bringing up a baby. With toys, food, clothing, childcare, holidays, education, and recreational activities to consider; it’s easy to get overwhelmed by…

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The Childhood Tag

This is a first for me – getting tagged in a post one week and it being published the next! This time, I have been tagged in The Childhood Tag by Lianne over at Mrs Mummy Harris. Thank you…

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More Than ‘Just A Mum’

Becoming a parent for the first time is quite possibly the most overwhelming thing in the world. One minute you’re looking after yourself and possibly your partner, and the next minute you have this tremendous responsibility. You have this…

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5 Ways That Music Can Help With Your Child’s Development

Playing the ukulele A ukulele is a stringed instrument that is played just like a guitar. Ukuleles are small and inexpensive, and easy to play thus they are very suitable for children. Unlike the guitar, ukuleles have four strings,…

It Was A Happy Half Term

It hardly seems possible that as I sit here and write this, we are almost a quarter of the way into the year and Easter is approaching at a speed faster than I think we are all comfortable with.…

Why I Struggled With The First Sleepover

I didn’t know whether to write about this. I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way, but in my ‘Mum eyes’ it was a big deal and it still is really. The First Sleepover Now, the title…

Happy little girl on a swing set

Choosing and Setting up A Swing Set

A swing set tends to be the centre of attention in any outdoor play area. And why not? Children of all ages, as well as adults, can have lots of fun on the swings and slides. Nevertheless, to ensure…